Fwd: Launching an already open file
- Meant to send this here. Sorry,
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From: Gabi Huiber <ghuiber@...>
Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 5:30 PM
Subject: Re: Launching an already open file
To: Ben Schmidt <mail_ben_schmidt@...>
Thanks for the <CR> pointer. it was driving me nuts that I kept having
to hit CR after fn+F7+CR. Then I saw in :map that a bunch of key
bindings are defined with <CR> and some even with <CR><CR>,
experimented with both, and decided on the latter.
I'm making some progress. StataMP will respond to this:
!rm -Rf ~/Library/Saved*/com.stata*
!osascript -e 'tell app "StataMP" to open "%:p"'
:map <F7> :<C-U>call RunIt()<CR><CR>
:imap <F7> <Esc>:<C-U>call RunIt()<CR><CR>
But it will not actually do the do-file (that is, execute it
verbosely). Instead, it opens it for editing in its own editor. Still,
I get no error messages, no hangs, and RunIt() can be launched as many
times as needed. It won't open another instance of Stata, which is
good. Now I only need to figure out the Apple event that will
interpret "tell app to open" as "make app execute it" instead of "make
app edit it" when app=StataMP.
On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 9:05 PM, Ben Schmidt
>> " STATA DO-FILE SCRIPT--
>> function RunIt()
>> !open -a StataMP --args do "%:p"
>> :map <F7> :<C-U>call RunIt()
>> :imap <F7> <Esc>:<C-U>call RunIt()
> I don't really think this is the answer to your problem, but you
> probably want <CR> at the end of your mappings.
> :map <F7> :<C-U>call RunIt()<CR>
> :imap <F7> <Esc>:<C-U>call RunIt()<CR>
>> Unfortunately, this doesn't work all that well. Either RunIt() or
>> RunDoLines() will work as expected only once. All subsequent calls to
>> function will be ignored.
> Does StataMP quit after running once or remain open? If it remains open,
> perhaps that is the problem, as it can't be given arguments if it isn't
> being launched. You may need to find another way to communicate with it
> if it is already open, e.g. AppleScript:
> !osascript -e 'tell app "StataMP" to open "%:p"'
> That will probably launch the app if it isn't already running, too.
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