> Warren S. wrote: > The dictionary says: "On OS X systems, you can use the open process > command to start up an application, but not a Unix process. To work with > a Unix process, use the shell func instead." That makes me wonder if you > can only use shell() with ffmpeg.
It is not quite clear what is meant with "Unix process" in the dictionary. This is, at any rate, not the same as "Unix executable" in the sense of MacOS. Probably a standard like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Unix_commands ffmpeg isn't such a standard, but doesn't work with open process, others do. I use "open process p0 for neither", where p0 is a variable of type "<unix_executable> <args>", with success for several other unix executables. Back to "shell": You are obviously an expert with the shell/unix. It would be greatly appreciated if you would share a general non-blocking shell command: Non-blocking shells are often needed/wanted and you could write a command which collects the advices from your last post. In the special case of ffmpeg it may even be possible to redirect STDERR to a file that can be scanned while a large job is running? _______________________________________________ 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