When using argv it has a character limit. I think it might be different on different systems but you can probably use a few thousand characters for each argument. You can have as many arguments as memory can handle. Probably thousands. You should refer to a file for larger data.
If you want to you can put a field in and argument. Try changing the obj-c example to the following. You need to use a global variable. global pFILE1 on mouseUp set the defaultFolder to "~/desktop" put quote & fld <YOURFIELD1> & quote into pFILE1 put quote & "My File.txt" & quote into tFILE2 put shell( "./argv_string" && pFILE1 && tFILE2) into pData put pData into fld id <YOURFIELD2> beep 2 put empty into pFILE1 end mouseUp JB _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list email@example.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode