START-APPW in nncronlite

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START-APPW in nncronlite

Postby sfeterman » Tue, 31 Oct 2006, 01:33

Can nncron lite run START-APPW o just START-APP?
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Postby Valery_Kondakoff » Tue, 31 Oct 2006, 14:44

You can write a special nnCron LITE plugin which will give you a START-APPW functionality (see 'nnCron LITE and Forth Programing Language' chapter in nnCron LITE docs). Here is a quick example. Create a file, called 'saw.spf' with the following contents (we are defining the new Forth word):

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: saw
    0 S" C:\WINNT\NOTEPAD.EXE" StartAppWait DROP
    S" xxx" MsgBox
;


Now, include the newly created plugin in cron.ini:

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INCLUDE saw.spf


Restart the nnCron LITE service and use the defined Forth-word 'saw' in your cron.tab:

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* * * * * !saw


You see the message popping out only after you close the notepad manually. HTH!
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