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[CLOSED] Long COPY statement to be split

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January 25, 2019, 06:28 AM
Ian Dalton
[CLOSED] Long COPY statement to be split
I am trying to split a long line of code that copies lots of small files into one but I seem to have to put the statement all on one line.
ie.
COPY /A FILE1.TXT + /A FILE2.TXT + /A FILE3.TXT + /A FILE4.TXT + /A FILE5.TXT DESTFILE6.TXT

I can't seem to do this however:-
COPY /A FILE1.TXT +
/A FILE2.TXT +
/A FILE3.TXT +
/A FILE4.TXT +
/A FILE5.TXT
DESTFILE6.TXT

I get unrecognized command errors.
Any suggestions as to how you split a long line ?

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January 25, 2019, 09:31 AM
pav
  -*-*From my understanding, You looking something like this.


-*-*-*-*This is for PDF

TABLE FILE CAR
PRINT
CAR NOPRINT
COMPUTE COL/A100='[b]Hello, Good morning.[/b]'|'^'|'HELLO';
COMPUTE COL/A100='[b]Cap Cash[/b]';
COMPUTE LINE_FEED/A100=CTRAN(100,COL,94,13,'A100');
ON TABLE PCHOLD FORMAT PDF
ON TABLE SET STYLE *
UNITS=IN,PAGESIZE='Letter',SQUEEZE=ON,MARKUP=ON,LEFTMARGIN=0.1667,RIGHTMARGIN=0.250000,TOPMARGIN=0.0,ORIENTATION=LANDSCAPE,LINEBREAK='CR',$
TYPE=REPORT,FONT='ARIAL',SIZE=8,STYLE=NORMAL,LEFTGAP=0.025,RIGHTGAP=0.025,TOPGAP=0.02,BOTTOMGAP=0.02,BORDER=OFF,$
ENDSTYLE
END
-RUN

-*-*-*-*This is for HTML
TABLE FILE CAR
PRINT
CAR
COMPUTE COL/A100='[b]]Hello, Good morning.[/b]'|'<BR>'|'HELLO';
-*COMPUTE COL/A100='[b]Cap Cash[/b]';
COMPUTE LINE_FEED/A100=CTRAN(100,COL,94,13,'A100');
-*COMPUTE FLAG/A2='3';
-*ON TABLE HOLD AS HOLD_COL_3 FORMAT ALPHA
END
-RUN


January 29, 2019, 05:02 AM
Ian Dalton
Thanks Pav. Not quite what I was looking for. Really just wanted to know the systax for breaking up a long line of essentially DOS code within a focexec.


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January 29, 2019, 11:30 AM
Tony A
Hi Ian,

Look at using SYSTEM

-SET &CMD = 'COPY /A FILE1.TXT + /A FILE2.TXT + /A FILE3.TXT + /A FILE4.TXT + /A FILE5.TXT DESTFILE6.TXT';
-SET &MyRetCode = SYSTEM(&CMD.LENGTH, &CMD.QUOTEDSTRING, 'D4');


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January 31, 2019, 06:39 AM
Ian Dalton
Hi Tony,
Am not quite sure what your suggestion using SYSTEM actually does but I tried it and it worked like a treat. Just what I wanted.
Thanks,
Ian


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January 31, 2019, 07:11 AM
Tony A
Hi Ian,

The SYSTEM function allows you to run a system command but, unlike using the normal ! or CMD etc., it assigns the return code from the system command to a variable so that you can check it before continuing.

So, in effect, using SYSTEM waits for the system command to finish before continuing whereas using !, CMD etc. does not.

It is also easier (IMHO) to keep a long system command complete and within a single variable.

T



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January 31, 2019, 07:23 AM
GamP
And, if it is just the DOS syntx you're looking for (as it would be used in a bat file) it is like this:
copy /A file1.txt + ^
     /A file2.txt + ^
     /A file3.txt + ^
     /A file4.txt + ^
     /A file5.txt + ^
     /A file6.txt + ^
     /A file7.txt + ^
     /A file8.txt files.txt



GamP

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January 31, 2019, 07:38 AM
Ian Dalton
Thanks both GamP and TonyA - both great suggestions.


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January 31, 2019, 07:46 AM
Ian Dalton
Just one further point re GamP's suggestion. I couldn't get the ^ continuation symbol to work when typed directly into a focexec.


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January 31, 2019, 07:48 AM
GamP
That would be correct. The syntax is pure DOS, not to be used within a fex.


GamP

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January 31, 2019, 07:56 AM
Ian Dalton
OK thanks for the confirmation. I expected as much.
Ian


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