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Re: vdosplus "set" command anomalies?


It's my understanding that some commands, such as "LPT1 =", can't be set with SETCFG.  So, for example, if in the course of work you wanted to send PCL print jobs to an actual printer instead of the screen, "vdosplus /set "LPT1 = "PDFtoPrinter.exe" #LPT1.PDF" allows you do so without editing the config.txt file or exiting vdos and running the command at launch.

Anyway, that's my rationale for running the "set" command inside an existing vdos session, but it sounds like this use was not what you intended.

From: Wengier Wu
To: xywrite@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: vdosplus "set" command anomalies?

Hi John,

You meant that you commanded "vDosPlus /set ..." inside an existing vDosPlus window? I am not quite sure why you want to do this. The "/set" option is for initializing the settings when you launch vDosPlus from Windows, and if vDosPlus is already running you can change the setting of the current vDosPlus session using the SETCFG command (rather than using "vDosPlus /set ..."). Hope this helps.


On Feb 21, 2017, at 10:23 AM, John Paines (Redacted sender "vf200" for DMARC) <mailto:dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx"; target="_blank" href="mailto:dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx"; id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1487693842545_4131">dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


When the "set" command is executed, another vdos window opens -- and it's in that window where the change initiated by the set command takes effect.  So now there are two versions of vdos running.

I assume this is normal behavior(?)  Thanks.

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Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: vdosplus "set" command anomalies?

Hi John,

May I ask what is the "new vdos(plus?) window" you are referring to? Thanks.


On Feb 20, 2017, at 4:14 PM, John Paines (Redacted sender "vf200" for DMARC) <mailto:dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx"; target="_blank" href="mailto:dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx";>dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

The vdosplus "set" command, for example

Vdosplus /set LPT1 = "PDFtoPrinter.exe" #LPT1.PDF


Vdosplus /set font = consola

leads to a variety of odd xy3 behaviors in the new vdos window which the command opens.

The example in front of me is a simple xy3 macro which loads an HP printer driver.  Perform it in the primary vdos window and it works as expected.  Invoke it in the window loaded after the "set" command above, and it turns normally displayed black text into white italic text.  

Not a pressing matter, but anyone else?