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Re: Calling a file as an argument to Editor.exe
- Subject: Re: Calling a file as an argument to Editor.exe
- From: Harry Binswanger hb@xxxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2017 19:17:35 -0500
This looks clever.
I think I get the principle, but the details would take more time and
effort than I can put in now.
I have long used one XPL program, for a different purpose, that writes a
batch file that then will be run via a quick shell to DOS.
As for NB3, it has NB.EXE that does not accept this kind of argument at
all. What I have used for years with success is the following:
I have at the end of startup.int two lines:
They in turn are subroutines that configure the startup location and the
file to be loaded at startup if any.
#3 BC CA FILE.TXB XC≪ex≫
This one-liner is easy to make up dynamically by echoing from a batch file
if need be.
The startup.dir subroutine is handy with vDosPlus. I have a batch will
that can be used to change the location of the next instance of NB. This
way I can open many instances in different folders with one set of editor
files. The last instance remains when I use the editor the next time.
TITLE Select XyWrite startup directory
ECHO Change startup directory for XyWrite
ECHO 1 - FIRST
ECHO 2 - SECOND
ECHO 3 - THIRD
ECHO 4 - EXIT
IF ERRORLEVEL 1 SET M=1
IF ERRORLEVEL 2 SET M=2
IF ERRORLEVEL 3 SET M=3
IF ERRORLEVEL 4 SET M=4
IF %M%==1 GOTO FIRST
IF %M%==2 GOTO SECOND
IF %M%==3 GOTO ENSU
IF %M%==4 GOTO EOF
copy c:\xy\conf\first.dir c:\xy\startup.dir >nul
echo XyWrite will start up in: FIRST
copy c:\xy\conf\second.dir c:\xy\startup.dir >nul
echo XyWrite will start up in: SECOND
copy c:\xy\conf\third.dir c:\xy\startup.dir >nul
echo XyWrite will start up in: THIRD
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It used to be that this would open XyWrite with foo.bar called:
But for years (since Xy4?) that hasn't worked on my system, whether I'm
launching from cmd.exe or from 4DOS.
I have a workaround (creating on the fly a special startup.int that
calls foo.bar) but is there some other solution, or is this a problem
only on my system?