[Tutor] Cmd Advice

Dave Hanson dave at hansonforensics.co.uk
Sun Feb 5 19:22:28 CET 2012

Thanks walter.

Ill have a go and report back.


On Feb 5, 2012 4:35 PM, "Walter Prins" <wprins at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Dave,
> On 5 February 2012 15:26, Dave Hanson <dave at hansonforensics.co.uk> wrote:
> > I can force a dos window to open by using a bat or python program.
> OK, so the command prompt issue is really a red herring then from what
> I can tell.  Work around the standard limitations of your desktop in
> whatever way suits you (providing you're not going to get yourself
> into trouble by doing so etc).  As long as you can get to a command
> prompt you can then set up the program to work the same way as on
> Unix, with a bit of jiggery pokery.
> > What I'm
> > trying to get around is not being able to interact with the program using
> > [options] like -l for list for example.
> OK, so your real issue involved command line arguments it seems.  What
> I'd do is write a wrapper batch file for your Python program named
> "t.bat", and place it in a location that's on your search path, or add
> it to the search path if you like (perhaps put it alongside t.py and
> then put that location on the system PATH.)
> t.bat should contain something like this (adjust paths as required
> obviously):
> c:\Python27\python.exe c:\src\t\t.py %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
> This command line will obviously pass the first 9 command line
> argument strings given to the batch file on to the Python program.
> What this does is to allow you to run the command like you do on Unix, e.g:
> t -f 5
> ... which in turn should will find and run t.bat with the command line
> arguments "-5 5" which then pass them on to the Python program etc.
> HTH,
> Walter
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