Todays Stupid Question....command line
I am trying to start notepad++ from within my database app with the following syntax
sys_shell_wait(“notepad++.exe -openSession <c:\my databases\aviation\txt\CurrentLog.txt>”,.T.)
Notepad++ opens but says "cant find the “CurrentLog.Txt” file. It is where I say it is!!
Am I missing something here?
-openSession is only used for opening [sessionname].xml files that were saved with
file > save session
a saved session file is not a document itself, but a list of tabs/files that were opened, when you saved this “session” to a file.
the correct way to open notepad++ and one specific file is:
"path_to_your\notepad++.exe" "c:\my databases\aviation\txt\CurrentLog.txt"
i don’t know your database app syntax for opening a program plus one argument value, but looking at your template it could be something like:
sys_shell_wait("path_to_your\notepad++.exe", "c:\my databases\aviation\txt\CurrentLog.txt",.T.)
although i don’t know what the
,.T.would stand for.
or if only one command without additional argv’s is allowed, you might need to “escape” double quotes in double quotes with a \:
sys_shell_wait("\"path_to_your\notepad++.exe\" \"c:\my databases\aviation\txt\CurrentLog.txt\"",.T.)
Yes, that did it, many thanks