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|Shell||7.5||✅ Yes||✅ Yes||✅ Yes||✅ Yes||❌ No||Paid|
|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.
Returns text or error.
When child process writes something to output stream, you can read it here.
See also Shell.ReadErrorText for reading error output.
The plugin internally queries Shell.AvailableBytesOutput to see how much to read and return.
Some processes send data in chunks, so you have to read one chunk before you get the next one. So you may do a loop with calling Shell.Wait with e.g. 0.1 seconds. Check with Shell.IsRunning whether app is still running, so you can exit the loop if needed. And each time the loop runs, check if there is new output and read it.
Loop and collect messages:
- Version 11.2
- Changed a couple of internal text functions to recognize that text with UTF-8 as a BOM for UTF-16 or UTF-32 and then reinterpret bytes to handle that. Useful for Shell.ReadOutputText, when a command line tool outputs UTF-16 instead of expected UTF-8.
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Created 11st November 2017, last changed 28th January 2022
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