×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS

Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

How to accept a carriage return in a Batch Script

How to accept a carriage return in a Batch Script

How to accept a carriage return in a Batch Script

(OP)
Hi:

My friend is working in a firm that uses software written in Fortran 77. He is trying to run a batch script to automate file download on a nightly basis.  However the script always stopped and prompt user to hit enter key, i.e. the file dialog shows up waiting for user to hit ok to save the file to the given name and directory.  How can he automate this part? Here is the script
:

Batch Script:
=============

! Automatically download fx files to PC
BATCH
PRINT
TXFILE2
PCV FIL H:\
STOP

===============

Thank you.

Chieh.

 

RE: How to accept a carriage return in a Batch Script

How about trying a redirect on STDIN?

I used to do that quite often.

You create a text file with the reply in it and redirect STDIN to read the text file.

YOURPROGRAM < TEXTFILE.TXT

is the sort of thing I'm talking about.

This assumes you're using a PC.

RE: How to accept a carriage return in a Batch Script

(OP)
Hi Zei:

I don't think it will work, they are using a PC but they have to login into a terminal program and run the script.

Chieh.

RE: How to accept a carriage return in a Batch Script

Oh well, it was just a thought!

rgds
Zeit.

RE: How to accept a carriage return in a Batch Script

Look up "sendkeys appactivate" in VBScript.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close