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HELP! Program Launch CANOT redirect (>) Screen > file!


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HI every body,

 

PURPOSE: Get back in a TEXT FILE some screen information returned by runnning a command line program.

 

When using : PROGRAM LAUNCH , and using the third field "program parameters ", with a COMMAND-LINE type program , I CANOT redirect screen information to a file !

 

AS A TEST EXAMPLE, with the DOS program attrib.exe ( located usually on XP - C:\WINDOWS\system32 ...everybody probably have it... )

 

WORKING OK ON DOS COMMAND LINE: attrib > c:\type_attrib_to_file.txt

 

NOT WORKING on macro express , program parameters of LAUNCH program instruction :

 

code: <LAUNCHDEL2:0:01C:\WINDOWS\system32\attrib.exe<PARAM>> c:\type_attrib_to_file.txt3>

 

Is anybody can give me a solution ?? Or maybe this instruction have to be improved ? Then, any other way to get back my sceen information to a text file ??

 

Tks & rgds. James

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WORKING OK ON DOS COMMAND LINE: attrib > c:\type_attrib_to_file.txt

 

NOT WORKING on macro express , program parameters of LAUNCH program instruction :

 

code: <LAUNCHDEL2:0:01C:\WINDOWS\system32\attrib.exe<PARAM>> c:\type_attrib_to_file.txt3>

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I beat it into submission as follows: Launch command.com instead of attrib.exe. Pass attrib.exe to command.com as parameters. Like so:

 

Launch program/path: C:\windows\system32\command.com

 

Program parameters: /C attrib >c:\temp\metest.txt

 

Or, in direct-edit format: <LAUNCHDEL2:0:01c:\windows\system32\command.com<PARAM>/C attrib >c:\temp\metest.txt>

though why anyone would want to use direct-edit is beyond me.

 

Bob

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I do this sort of thing often and while the text file generation works well I like to use the clip.exe (dir c:\temp | clip). This redirects the output to your windows clipboard instead of writing to a file. Older versions of Windows only had it if you installed the Resource Kit but all the current versions of Windows include it now natively.

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THANK YOU BOB, I APPRECIATE, it works .

 

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WORKING OK ON DOS COMMAND LINE: attrib > c:\type_attrib_to_file.txt

 

NOT WORKING on macro express , program parameters of LAUNCH program instruction :

 

code: <LAUNCHDEL2:0:01C:\WINDOWS\system32\attrib.exe<PARAM>> c:\type_attrib_to_file.txt3>

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

I beat it into submission as follows: Launch command.com instead of attrib.exe. Pass attrib.exe to command.com as parameters. Like so:

 

Launch program/path: C:\windows\system32\command.com

 

Program parameters: /C attrib >c:\temp\metest.txt

 

Or, in direct-edit format: <LAUNCHDEL2:0:01c:\windows\system32\command.com<PARAM>/C attrib >c:\temp\metest.txt>

though why anyone would want to use direct-edit is beyond me.

 

Bob

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Thank you , I would like the idea to save some in the clipboard but... dont works in macroexpress.... probably I miss something...

 

I had to download the CLIP.EXE , then it works OK on DOS COMMAND :

dir c: | clip

 

but it DONT works within macro express :

 

<LAUNCHDEL2:0:01C:\WINDOWS\system32\attrib.exe<PARAM>c:\*.* | c:\windows\clip.exe>

 

My clip exe ( MD5 chksum ) is: B265B924104C248FB94C3B6D7E8D4050

 

 

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. James

 

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I do this sort of thing often and while the text file generation works well I like to use the clip.exe (dir c:\temp | clip). This redirects the output to your windows clipboard instead of writing to a file. Older versions of Windows only had it if you installed the Resource Kit but all the current versions of Windows include it now natively.
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The solution for clip.exe from macro express is probably the same as for attrib. That is,

 

Launch program/path: C:\windows\system32\command.com

Program parameters: /C dir c: | clip

 

I haven't tried it because I don't have clip.exe on this PC.

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