How to possibly automatically run a file in .BAS format from the command line?

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knudvaneeden
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How to possibly automatically run a file in .BAS format from the command line?

Post by knudvaneeden » Sun 21 Apr 2019, 20:09

Hi,

How to possibly automatically run a file in .BAS format from the command line?

Use case:
I want to run a BBCBASIC program as a block of readable text in my favorite text editor, then save it in .BAS format (all this I already can
do automatically in the text editor),
after which running BBCBASIC .exe which then AUTOMATICALLY runs it.

E.g. something like:
bbcwin.exe /RUN "mybbcbasicprogram.bas"
or similar
bbcwin.exe -RUN "mybbcbasicprogram.bas"

* Note:
If that automatic running of a .BAS file is possible then you could e.g.
perform automatically this typical cycle of typing
your human readable BBCBASIC program text in your favorite text editor, then from inside
that text editor you could do a quick run (e.g. calculation using
matrices) in BBCBASIC, then using e.g. *SPOOL to output it to a result
file, then load that result automatically back into your text editor where
you can do something with it.
I apply the same principle of saving the current block of text then
running automatically other executables like Mathematica, Matlab,
Maple, Python, ...

* Note:
bbcwin.exe "mybbcbasicprogram.bas"
will automatically LOAD that program, but will not RUN it automatically.
I have to click manually on the green '>' button in the GUI to run that program.

* Note: thus not a file in binary .BBC format (which can successfully be run automatically via bbcwrun.exe),
but in human readable .BAS format

* Note:
conversion on the command line automatically from .BAS to .BBC format
would be a possible solution, then you can run bbcwrun.exe with that
.BBC file instead. Not sure if that is possible at this moment.

* Note: Tested in latest BBCBASIC for Windows version 6.12a.

Thanks
with friendly greetings
Knud van Eeden

knudvaneeden
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Re: How to possibly automatically run a file in .BAS format from the command line?

Post by knudvaneeden » Sat 27 Apr 2019, 12:12

Hi,

Hereby a (convert automatically a .bas program to a .bbc program, then run that .bbc program instead) solution (many thanks to Richard Russell for this):

https://www.bbcbasic.co.uk/wiki/doku.ph ... and_prompt

Troubleshooting note: It is very important to (always) use quotes "" around the first filename parameter (otherwise no output).

E.g. bbcwrun6.exe "c:\temp\basrun.bbc" c:\temp\foobar.bas
should be used but
E.g. bbcwrun6.exe c:\temp\basrun.bbc c:\temp\foobar.bas
should not be used.

DDRM
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Re: How to possibly automatically run a file in .BAS format from the command line?

Post by DDRM » Mon 29 Apr 2019, 07:32

Wow! That's remarkably compact! Richard is a clever man...

I could see that what was needed was to tokenise file, but I'm sure you did too, so I didn't bother to say. I'd never have been able to write code like that, though - it's going to take some work to understand....

:-)

D

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Re: How to possibly automatically run a file in .BAS format from the command line?

Post by hellomike » Thu 30 May 2019, 07:58

In Richard terms, this is "a relatively simple solution".... :lol:

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Re: How to possibly automatically run a file in .BAS format from the command line?

Post by Repton » Mon 24 Jun 2019, 18:18

So who upset him on this forum?

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