Run a command line app from memory

Peter W A Wood peterwawood at gmail.com
Sat May 3 23:45:14 EDT 2014


Andrew

Is it not possible for you to include the C code as a LiveCode external rather than write a separate program?

Regards

Peter


On 4 May 2014, at 11:24, Andrew Kluthe wrote:

> Good point Richard. I never thought of it like that. Hmmm, I'll have to
> look into that. How I'm doing it now is how you've described it but I was
> asked if I could come up with a way to do this without adding any new files
> to disk on the fly and not need admin rights to facilitate this. It was
> written as a c program for the raw performance boost otherwise doing it all
> in LiveCode is a perfect option. I know we can use in memory SQLlite dB's
> and some other things but I imagine runrev had to do some work on the
> backside to make that happen. Anyhow, ill keep exploring my alternatives.
> Thanks for the suggestions.
> 
> Andrew
> On May 3, 2014 9:46 PM, "Richard Gaskin" <ambassador at fourthworld.com> wrote:
> 
>> Andrew Kluthe wrote:
>> 
>>> I have the need to run a command line utility from LiveCode without
>>> writing it to disk. Ideally I would like to store it in a custom
>>> property and find a way to run it in memory without ever writing it
>>> to a disk. Is this at all possible using only LiveCode?
>> 
>> If I understand this correctly, it's not LiveCode that'll be running the
>> program, but Windows; LiveCode is simply initiating the execution.
>> 
>> Can Windows run programs that exist only in the memory space of another
>> application?
>> 
>> I don't know the answer to that, but kinda I hope not, since intuitively
>> it seems like a potential security hole.
>> 
>> Can you write the program file to temp and launch it from there?
>> 
>> Or rewrite its functionality in script?
>> 
>> --
>> Richard Gaskin
>> Fourth World Systems
>> Software Design and Development for Desktop, Mobile, and Web
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