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Hi all,

 

First time poster, so go easy :)

 

I'm trying to get the program parameters option to work. My objective is to output the result of dos window to a file.

 

So in DOS this is what I'd do:

 

C:\Program Files\SyncToy 2.0\SyncToyCmd.exe -R > C:\logfile.log

 

and so in Macro Express I assumed that I'd use the program parameters option and put -R C:\logfile.log in there. Something like this:

 

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But it doesn't work? As soon as I put a space in the program parameters field it fails. I also can't see why it fails because the DOS window closes immediately on fail.

 

Any help much appreciated.

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Try including the > (greater than) sign in the program parameters:

-R > C:\logfile.log rather than

-R C:\logfile.log

 

I don't think it is the space that is causing the problem -- I have a similar program

call where I pass two parameters separated by a space, like this:

MGM %T82%

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Macro Express is unable to redirect ( > ) or pipe ( | ) output to stdout. To accomplish this you can create a batch (.bat) file and call it from the macro.

 

You batch file should look like this:

C:\Program Files\SyncToy 2.0\SyncToyCmd.exe -R > C:\logfile.log

 

and your macro like this:

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Macro Express is unable to redirect ( > ) or pipe ( | ) output to stdout. To accomplish this you can create a batch (.bat) file and call it from the macro.

 

You batch file should look like this:

C:\Program Files\SyncToy 2.0\SyncToyCmd.exe -R > C:\logfile.log

 

and your macro like this:

post-8-1246039123_thumb.jpg

 

Genius. Thanks :)

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