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Peeks into output buffer.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Shell 7.5 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No
MBS( "Shell.PeekOutputText"; ShellRef { ; Encoding } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
ShellRef The reference number from the shell. $shell
Encoding The text encoding for result.
Possible encoding names: ANSI, ISO-8859-1, Latin1, Mac, Native, UTF-8, DOS, Hex, Base64 or Windows. More listed in the FAQ.
UTF8 Optional


Returns text or error.


Peeks into output buffer.
Returns data in buffer without removing it.

You need to call Shell.ReadOutputText later to actually read the data and remove it from the buffer.
The plugin internally queries Shell.AvailableBytesOutput to see how much to read and return.

See also

This function checks for a license.

Created 11st November 2017, last changed 22nd April 2021

Shell.PeekErrorText - Shell.ProcessIdentifier