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#194339 - 2009-06-22 08:59 PM Wondering...
Glenn Barnas Administrator Offline
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Anyone have a clue what valid purpose the following code might have?
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Break On
Shell ("cmd.exe /c echo off")
It's at the start of every Kix script in a package that I was asked to review. I know the actual syntax is incorrect, and "cmd.exe" is not as flexible as %COMSPEC%, but why run "echo off" from a shell in a Kix script? Just wondering if I'm missing something that's not immediately obvious. To me, it's running a command that says "Echo is Off" and then exits.

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#194340 - 2009-06-22 09:11 PM Re: Wondering... [Re: Glenn Barnas]
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You are right, it's not doing anything but turning off the echo for that one line... lol.... @echo off would have been better, but I bet they didnt think it work because of the @... and the parenthesis of course not needed... rofl...
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#194344 - 2009-06-23 12:44 AM Re: Wondering... [Re: Allen]
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Looking further at the code, I wonder if they were trying to eliminate the return codes. \:D

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#194346 - 2009-06-23 09:05 AM Re: Wondering... [Re: Glenn Barnas]
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 Originally Posted By: Glenn Barnas
Looking further at the code, I wonder if they were trying to eliminate the return codes. \:D

Glenn


...or trying to suppress the output of later shelled commands.

I can't think of a valid use for it other than maybe testing for a working cmd.exe or as a kludgy way to initialise @ERROR

But I think that you probably have the right answer.

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