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Tyler



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Tyler
I can do all the language making related stuff, I just need to know how to get the path to a file when a file set to be opened by my program is double clicked. Example: When you click a ".bat", cmd automatically knows the path to the .bat, how? Would the path to the file to be opened be in argv?
Post 22 Dec 2009, 23:59
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revolution
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Just pass the whole path to cmd.
Code:
cmd c:\myStuff\CommandLineThingies\Batchypoos\GreatShit\SolveAllTheWorldsProblems.bat    
Post 23 Dec 2009, 00:04
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Tyler



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No, I mean what does Windows send to a program(cmd in the example). I need to know how cmd receives the path(when a .bat is clicked and Windows opens cmd because cmd is associated with .bats). I am looking into how hard it would be to make a program that would be in the role of cmd in the example. I want it to be able to run scripts, as well as typed commands.
Post 23 Dec 2009, 00:19
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bitRAKE



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Windows passes the commandline to the program defined in the registry. Then the application uses the GetCommandline (or others) API.
Post 23 Dec 2009, 01:11
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Tyler wrote:
No, I mean what does Windows send to a program(cmd in the example). I need to know how cmd receives the path(when a .bat is clicked and Windows opens cmd because cmd is associated with .bats). I am looking into how hard it would be to make a program that would be in the role of cmd in the example. I want it to be able to run scripts, as well as typed commands.
Windows sends the entire path, just like I typed above. Else there is no way for the invoked cmd to know where the batch file is.
Post 23 Dec 2009, 01:21
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Tyler



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Tyler
Thanks, I should have got it from revolution's first reply, but wasn't sure how Windows passes arguments when the args are generated by GUI. Anyway, the path to the file is in argv[1].
Post 23 Dec 2009, 04:25
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roboman



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If you right click on a desktop icon or file and then go down and click on properties you will see what info windows has on where the file is. The rest, as pointed out above is in the registery. I may be wrong, but I think you can also define paths, just like in dos, if it's Win 95, 98 or ME.
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