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Pipecom - Cross-platform Alternative to Shell

Author: @SpriggsySpriggs
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pipecom is a cross-platform utility for directly obtaining console output in Windows, Mac, and Linux. Previously, one would need to use files.

There are 2 versions.

Basic usage for returning back console output as a string only:
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  1. MyOSInquiry$ = pipecom_lite("OS line command")
As expected from "lite", this just returns the answer as a string.

Usage for returning back stdout, stderr, and exit codes:
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  1. Dim As Long exit_code
  2. Dim As String stdout, stderrexit_code = pipecom("dir /b *.bas", stdout, stderr)
  3. 'print or manipulate values as you see fit

Note: Code posted here would be redundant and not up-to-date .  The author is continuously making updates for improvement.  Go to the URL above.
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