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Waits for current task to terminate.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
RunTask 6.4 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes, on macOS ❌ No


This function was deprecated. Use Shell functions instead.

MBS( "RunTask.Wait"; Timeout )   More


Parameter Description Example
Timeout The maximum time to wait. 30


Returns 1, 0 or error.


Waits for current task to terminate.
Returns 0 if task terminated or 1 if task is still running.


Run a shell tool and wait for ending:

Let ( [
r = MBS( "RunTask.NewTask" );
r = MBS( "RunTask.SetLaunchPath"; "/bin/sh" );
r = MBS( "RunTask.SetArguments"; "-c"; "date;sleep 5;date" );
r = MBS( "RunTask.Launch");
r = MBS( "RunTask.Wait"; "30");
output = MBS( "RunTask.ReadOutputText"; "utf8")
; output )

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Created 22nd September 2016, last changed 13th June 2020

RunTask.TerminationStatus - RunTask.WriteInputText