2287Re: UTF-8 Hardcopy in Windows, what works!
- May 5, 2007[Response in thread. I'm just posting it, not knowing the preferred
>...and before. Windows 3.1 already had a version of Notepad, albeit notI'll take your word for it. I haven't had a running 3.1 for about 5 years.
>necessarily a Unicode-enabled one.
>Try to modify your "start" command so that it is not detached from its callingWindows once had documentation embedded in the commands (like Linux). That no longer appears to be the case. What I could find was here:
>process. Not sure how to do it but maybe "start /?" could tell you. Come back
>if it doesn't work.
The /wait and /b options look possible. Unfortunately, both are rejected in Windows 2000.
>>2. Tell me how to suppress the printing of the message, preferablyBINGO! That does it. I now have a script that prints without error messages:
>>temporarily, since it seems superfluous.
>see ":help :silent" maybe?
command Ha silent! call system('start /min notepad /p "' . bufname('%') . '"')
>2>&1 is a redirection too: in Unix-like shells, it means to redirect stderrI have now tried the command string with ">file.txt 2>&1" included, and the command window executes it without complaint. The result is a file of zero length. It is possible that Vim gets unhappy when it tries to open the output file, because it gets an immediate end-of-file.
>(handle 2) to wherever stdout (handle 1) is going. (You see there the parency
>between Dos 2.0 and higher, and Unix: in both, file descriptors 0-2 are stdin,
>stdout and stderr in that order. Or maybe it traces back via Dos 1.0 and CP/M,
>I'm not sure.)
>If stdout is later redirected, stderr does not follow it, so to redirect both
>you would use "program > filename.log 2>&1". This is exactly what happens in
>your case, albeit with a more complicated output filename.
>see above, and also the various shell-something optionsIndeed, :help 'shell<Tab> produces a list of items, one of which is 'shellredir', so I can presumably change that if I wish (or need) to.
> :set wildmenu
> :help 'shell<Tab> or
> :help 'shell<Ctrl-D>
>where each <> notation means one keystroke.
>Checking those lets me believe that you have 'shellredir' set to ">%s 2>&1"; I
>don't know whether cmd.exe recognises it.
>Are you sure you aren't using a Unix-like Vim (such as Vim for Cygwin) with aI am using whatever comes with "cream." I first found it on April 26. The result of ":echo has("unix")" is 0.
>Dos-like shell (such as cmd.exe)? Check
> :echo has("unix")
>Best regards,Thanks VERY much! I really appreciate the quality and depth of your reply!
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