557Re: [NTS] Redirecting GAWK Output
- May 14, 2012--- In email@example.com, "mycroftj" <mycroftj@...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "flo.gehrke" <flo.gehrke@> wrote:
> > ;[path to exe]
> > ^!Set %lua%=
> > ;[path to the script]
> > ^!Set %script%=
> > ;[text to process, e.g. ^$GetSelection$, ^$GetClipboard$]
> > ^!Set %input%=
> > ^!InsertText ^$GetOutput(^%lua% "^%script%" "^%input%")$
> > I tried to reproduce this with GAWK but I can't get it to work.
> > For me, GAWK doesn't seem to accept the input from that ^%input%
> > variable.
> > It works when getting the input from a file:
> > ^!Info ^$GetOutput(^$GetGawkExe$ -f ^$GetScriptPath$script.awk ^$GetDocumentPath$input.txt)$
> > Regards,
> > Flo
> Did you ever get an answer to this part of this problem???
> I think the problem here is the missing '-f' in the InsertText statement. Looks like it should be
> ^!InsertText ^$GetOutput(^%lua% -f "^%script%" "^%input%")$
diodeom described a working solution with Lua. IMHO, we can't speak of a "missing '-f' in the InsertText statement": In diodeom's model, the input doesn't come from a file but is assigned to an %Input% variable (with ^$GetSelection$ or ^$GetClipboard$).
The problem is that we cannot apply this model to GAWK (called with NT) because we cannot use a variable as an argument in ^$GetOutput$ in a way like...
^$GetOutput(^$GetGawkExe$ -f ^$GetScriptPath$script.awk ^%Input%)$
-- unless anyone explains how to achieve that.
I hope we'll get some replies to all your questions in message #555.
In my latest message, I described how to redirect the GAWK output TO the clipboard. So, for your own studies, it might interest you that there's also a way to get the input FROM the clipboard. See...
If we could get this to work in a NT clip then it should be even possible to adjust diodeom's model to GAWK/NT.
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