Re: [Clip] Re: Clip to execute file at cursor
- david335577 wrote:
> That is the craziness I was trying to avoid,I agree, I wouldn't even attempt something like athta as a last resort,
but only after the last resort too has failed me.
I still don't understand why SelectTo is so primitive. Both Select and
Jump allow dozens of help- and powerful keywords, only this one is
restricted to row:col numbering.
this works in 4.6 nts
^!shell "G:\VA - Sensation Black\13 Evil Activities vs Neophyte - Rocking
With The Best(Black Amsterdam 2008).mp3"
runs default mp3 player
THANKYOU DAVE M
----- Original Message -----
From: "david335577" <m021@...>
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 9:32 AM
Subject: [Clip] Clip to execute file at cursor
>I would like to write a Clip to open the path in the current file at the
>cursor. I mean "open" here to be the "open" Windows verb. In case you don't
>know what that means, it means to run the associated file of the given data
>file. An example will make this clear: to "open" the file abc.pdf means to
>run the program AcroRd32.exe, the Acrobat Reader, passing it the data file
> I have tried using
> ^!Select FILENAME
> but this doesn't run anything. I've read the Help and looked in the sample
> code. Anyone have a solution? Thanks.
> I have Notetab Pro 4.91/np (Full version) and cannot upgrade because
> things that work at that rev will stop working (I tried to upgrade years
> David Spector
> Fookes Software: http://www.fookes.com/
> NoteTab website: http://www.notetab.com/
> NoteTab Discussion Lists: http://www.notetab.com/groups.php
> Yahoo! Groups Links
- david335577 wrote:
> Axel Berger: My version is in my first post.And now I remember having seen it:
> I have Notetab Pro 4.91/np (Full version) and cannot upgradeI empathize with you, I tend to being very upgrade averse myself, just
kook at my OS. On the other hand the most active NT-users, those who
give the bulk of the advice here, tend to keep up and have the current
versions. I only began with version 5 and the older timers will all be
forgetting previous particulars by now. So if you want help and advice
here, your best bet is to grit your teeth and do all the edits necessary
to adapt your old and proven clips to version 7. I accept it's a bore,
but it'll help in the long run.
- Axel, May I assume, then, that you are willing to make the latest version work for me? The issue, as I vaguely recall, has to do with the F8 command that opens the current page in the default browser. When I do Web development work, I need F8 to open the page not as an HTML file, but as a PHP file running on my local server (localhost). Apparently, my version can be coerced to do this, but a later version that I tried out years ago could not. I reported this to the NoteTab developer and he said it could not be fixed. Your task, if I am to upgrade as you think I should, is to help me by email write a Clip that does what I need for easy local Web development.
- david335577 wrote:
I need F8 to open the page not as an HTML file,
That is a general weakness of Notetab's. Keyboard shortcuts can run menu
items but not clips. If only one single function affects you that way,
you're lucky, for me there are quite a few I need to click in my clipbar
and can't access through a key shortcut - although there always is the
<Esc> clip selection.
So many paople keep complaining about this, I'm sure it will get fixed
some day. In the meantime you might look at Sheri's add-on program,
whatever it was called, can't remember offhand.
- A simple clip will open the current NoteTab document in your web browser:
^!Toolbar View In Browser
You need to save it first, if you intend to see your changes.
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From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of david335577
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2012 05:43
Subject: [Clip] Re: Clip to execute file at cursor
Axel, May I assume, then, that you are willing to make the latest version work for me? The issue, as I vaguely recall,
has to do with the F8 command that opens the current page in the default browser. When I do Web development work, I need
F8 to open the page not as an HTML file, but as a PHP file running on my local server (localhost). Apparently, my
version can be coerced to do this, but a later version that I tried out years ago could not. I reported this to the
NoteTab developer and he said it could not be fixed. Your task, if I am to upgrade as you think I should, is to help me
by email write a Clip that does what I need for easy local Web development.
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- Axel, I have no problem with such limitations, because I have the wonderful macro program Macro Express installed. I can make a hotkey do almost anything simple, like sending menu commands to NoteTab, in moments.
There is always a tradeoff between my programming time and how much time it saves me, which is why I haven't implemented a really complex but correct solution to either the F8 or the execute file/command problem. Ideally, the NoteTab support programmer should enjoy learning about use cases in various platforms and change NoteTab primitives to do things better (with options for back-compatibility). Perhaps NoteTab is old enough that its code is brittle and cannot easily be changed. Just speculating. Who knows?
By placing quotes around the execution line, it executes the associated app, regardless of embedded spaces or not:
Tested on NTP 7.1, Windows 7.
--- In email@example.com, "david335577" <m021@...> wrote:
> Thank you, all, for your good ideas. The problem has not yet been solved, because it fails to open a file like this one, where the cursor is between the quotes:
> "C:\arjuna ardagh.mp3"
> The problem is that it is difficult to write clip code to select a quoted string containing spaces.
> The best I have so far is this:
> ^!If ^$GetSelSize$ = 0 ^!Select FILENAME
> ^!shell "^$GetSelection$"
> This will run a file that has no embedded spaces, and will also run a file with embedded spaces if one manually selects it first.