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Author Topic: run FindAndRunRobot from command line ?  (Read 3824 times)


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run FindAndRunRobot from command line ?
« on: December 15, 2015, 08:40 AM »
I am trying to integrate  FindAndRunRobot with some other  scripts and I would like to do something like the following,
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  1. c:> FindAndRunRobot  <the text that would normally go in the input box>

Is this possible?



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Re: run FindAndRunRobot from command line ?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2015, 12:48 PM »
the main question is, what do you want FARR to do when you run that.
if what you want is farr to open up and display the results of that search, then yes you can.  see the commandline usage help page.


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Re: run FindAndRunRobot from command line ?
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2015, 12:02 AM »
In case anyone else is wondering how to do this without having to jump through some hoops, this question was asked a few years back here.

The solution provided by mouser was:
FindAndRunRobot.exe -search "blah blah"

with additional information...

In the help file look for a chapter called "Commandline Options", in it you will see a bunch of commandline options you can use to tell FARR to do stuff.

    -standalone = start FARR visible and in taskbar, and exit on close of window
    -search "search string" = start FARR visible (or bring up any running copy) and start a search
    -show = start FARR visible (or bring up any running copy)
    -hide = hide FARR if visible
    -toggle = toggle display of farr
    -exit = exit any running copy of FARR.
    -exitifnotrunning = exit FARR unless it was already running and this was a second instance launched just to search or launch
    -launch = start FARR (or invoke in a running copy) and launch a command (can use any normal FARR launch strings including setting user variables, etc.)
    -unloadplugins = tell running instance of FARR to unload all plugins temporarily, so that plugin files can be replaced
    -loadplugins = tell farr to reload temporarily unloaded plugins (must be balanced # of calls)

NOTE: You can launch a second instance of FARR with these arguments, and they will be PASSED ON TO THE FIRST INSTANCE and executed, without actually leaving a second instance running (so don't specify -exit unless you want to kill all running instances)