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Kermit Kiser

FYI 1 for those not on the RexxLA list.

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Subject: Re: [RexxLA] WinXP -> Win7 woes
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:42:00 -0700
From: Jim Mehl [hidden email]
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To: RexxLA Members mailing list [hidden email]

Yeah Kermit, NetRexx was what I had in mind when I mentioned Java based 
processors. Hopefully someone on this forum has done it.

The design goal, of course, it that given a NetRexx script called test.nrx, 
a Windows command prompt would know what to do with just test.

Jim

-----Original Message----- 
From: Kermit Kiser

Any idea how we can make a similar launcher for NetRexx scripts? (needs
to start NetRexx with Java and pass a script for interpretation)

Would a batch file work or do we need active-x c code? or?

-- Kermit


On 9/23/2016 12:38 PM, Jim Mehl wrote:
> Looks like a great summary Chip. That ought to work for Regina, ooRexx, 
> and many other language processors for that matter. However Java based 
> processors might require some additional steps.
>
> Jim
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Chip Davis
>
> Yes, it appears that it take four steps in a Regina installation (I
> haven't tackled the ooRexx install yet) in order to make it "usable"
> under Windows:
>
>  + 1. Add the Rexx processor directory to the PATH variable
>  + 2. Add at least one file extension association to automatically
> invoke the processor
>    3. Add the associated file extension(s) to the PATHEXT variable
>    4. Add any local directory of Rexx code to the PATH variable.
>
> The '+' items are already done by the Regina installer
>
> -Chip-
>
> On 9/23/2016 1:08 PM, Bruce Skelly wrote:
>> What changes did this make to the environmental variables? Did it add he 
>> file suffices to the path extension variable?
>>
>> Bruce
>>
>> Sent by Magic!
>>
>>> On Sep 23, 2016, at 9:39 AM, Chip Davis [hidden email] wrote:
>>>
>>> DingDingDingDing!
>>>
>>> And Mr. Barmwater wins the Bill Gates Bobble-Head Doll for his mastery 
>>> of Windows arcana!  (Now where did I put that damn thing?  Last time I 
>>> saw it, it had a bunch of Warp and penguin stickers all over it... )
>>>
>>> But seriously, isn't this the sort of fundamental real-world FAQ that 
>>> should be documented in the Regina and ooRexx installation instructions?
>>>
>>> Or am I the only one that wants to write Rexx programs that can be 
>>> invoked as simply as DOS commands?
>>>
>>> -Chip-
>>>
>>>> On 9/22/2016 7:22 PM, Gil Barmwater wrote:
>>>> Check your pathext environment variable; it may need to have .rex and
>>>> .rx listed as executable.  YMMV
>>>>
>>>> Gil B.
>>>>
>>>>> On 9/22/2016 7:13 PM, Chip Davis wrote:
>>>>> My WindowsXP system has proven to be more reliable than the elderly
>>>>> ThinkPad W500 it's running on.  I'm in the painful process of
>>>>> porting everything of value to a "new" W500 running Windows7-64bit.
>>>>> If one learns from adversity, I'm getting very smart.
>>>>>
>>>>> For instance, I downloaded and installed the latest version of
>>>>> Regina (3.9.1) and did the following:
>>>>>
>>>>> 1. Added my Rexx code directory (C:\Chip\bin) to the end of the
>>>>> %PATH% variable.
>>>>> 2. Associated the '.rex' and '.rx' file extensions to invoke
>>>>> 'Regina Rexx Launcher (x64)'.
>>>>> 3. Modified the Registry entry 'Regina/shell/open/command' to
>>>>> remove the '-p' flag.
>>>>>
>>>>> and yet I still can't invoke a Rexx program without having to
>>>>> specify its extension:
>>>>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
>>>>> Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
>>>>>
>>>>> C:\Users\Maint>rexx d2b60.rx
>>>>> Enter a decimal integer between 0 and 59:
>>>>> 0
>>>>> 0 = 0
>>>>>
>>>>> C:\Users\Maint>d2b60.rx
>>>>> Enter a decimal integer between 0 and 59:
>>>>> 59
>>>>> 59 = x
>>>>>
>>>>> C:\Users\Maint>d2b60
>>>>> 'd2b60' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
>>>>> operable program or batch file.
>>>>> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> The ooRexx docs say "The installation program on Windows sets up a
>>>>> file association for the .rex file extension. This association
>>>>> allows the ooRexx programs to be run from Windows Explorer by
>>>>> double-clicking on the icon of the program file. In addition, the
>>>>> program can be run from a command prompt in a console window by
>>>>> simply typing the file name. The .rex extension is not needed. For
>>>>> example, simply type greeting to execute the greeting.rex program."
>>>>> (I know that's for ooRexx but I think it's Windows behavior that it
>>>>> describes.)
>>>>>
>>>>> Indeed, double-clicking on a desktop shortcut to
>>>>> 'C:\Chip\bin\d2b60.rx' works fine.
>>>>>
>>>>> The third example above works fine on my WindowsXP system, so either
>>>>> I've forgotten what it takes to enable it, or something subtle
>>>>> changed between XP and 7.
>>>>>
>>>>> Any help appreciated,
>>>>>
>>>>> -Chip-
>>>>>


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ThSITC

Hello, Kermit Kiser, there *somewhere* in th U.S.A:

It's so *good* to *hear from You, AGAIN* ....

Because *that does mean* (for me at least) .....

That You are *still ALIVE* ....

Which are *GOOD NEWS* for the NetRexx Community !!!!

Thank You *so much* for SURVIVING !!!

Kind and Great Regards, from Vienna (Austria) ...

Thomas Schneider.

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Am 27.09.2016 um 20:23 schrieb Kermit Kiser:

FYI 1 for those not on the RexxLA list.

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Re: [RexxLA] WinXP -> Win7 woes
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:42:00 -0700
From: Jim Mehl [hidden email]
Reply-To: RexxLA Members mailing list [hidden email]
To: RexxLA Members mailing list [hidden email]

Yeah Kermit, NetRexx was what I had in mind when I mentioned Java based 
processors. Hopefully someone on this forum has done it.

The design goal, of course, it that given a NetRexx script called test.nrx, 
a Windows command prompt would know what to do with just test.

Jim

-----Original Message----- 
From: Kermit Kiser

Any idea how we can make a similar launcher for NetRexx scripts? (needs
to start NetRexx with Java and pass a script for interpretation)

Would a batch file work or do we need active-x c code? or?

-- Kermit


On 9/23/2016 12:38 PM, Jim Mehl wrote:
> Looks like a great summary Chip. That ought to work for Regina, ooRexx, 
> and many other language processors for that matter. However Java based 
> processors might require some additional steps.
>
> Jim
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Chip Davis
>
> Yes, it appears that it take four steps in a Regina installation (I
> haven't tackled the ooRexx install yet) in order to make it "usable"
> under Windows:
>
>  + 1. Add the Rexx processor directory to the PATH variable
>  + 2. Add at least one file extension association to automatically
> invoke the processor
>    3. Add the associated file extension(s) to the PATHEXT variable
>    4. Add any local directory of Rexx code to the PATH variable.
>
> The '+' items are already done by the Regina installer
>
> -Chip-
>
> On 9/23/2016 1:08 PM, Bruce Skelly wrote:
>> What changes did this make to the environmental variables? Did it add he 
>> file suffices to the path extension variable?
>>
>> Bruce
>>
>> Sent by Magic!
>>
>>> On Sep 23, 2016, at 9:39 AM, Chip Davis [hidden email] wrote:
>>>
>>> DingDingDingDing!
>>>
>>> And Mr. Barmwater wins the Bill Gates Bobble-Head Doll for his mastery 
>>> of Windows arcana!  (Now where did I put that damn thing?  Last time I 
>>> saw it, it had a bunch of Warp and penguin stickers all over it... )
>>>
>>> But seriously, isn't this the sort of fundamental real-world FAQ that 
>>> should be documented in the Regina and ooRexx installation instructions?
>>>
>>> Or am I the only one that wants to write Rexx programs that can be 
>>> invoked as simply as DOS commands?
>>>
>>> -Chip-
>>>
>>>> On 9/22/2016 7:22 PM, Gil Barmwater wrote:
>>>> Check your pathext environment variable; it may need to have .rex and
>>>> .rx listed as executable.  YMMV
>>>>
>>>> Gil B.
>>>>
>>>>> On 9/22/2016 7:13 PM, Chip Davis wrote:
>>>>> My WindowsXP system has proven to be more reliable than the elderly
>>>>> ThinkPad W500 it's running on.  I'm in the painful process of
>>>>> porting everything of value to a "new" W500 running Windows7-64bit.
>>>>> If one learns from adversity, I'm getting very smart.
>>>>>
>>>>> For instance, I downloaded and installed the latest version of
>>>>> Regina (3.9.1) and did the following:
>>>>>
>>>>> 1. Added my Rexx code directory (C:\Chip\bin) to the end of the
>>>>> %PATH% variable.
>>>>> 2. Associated the '.rex' and '.rx' file extensions to invoke
>>>>> 'Regina Rexx Launcher (x64)'.
>>>>> 3. Modified the Registry entry 'Regina/shell/open/command' to
>>>>> remove the '-p' flag.
>>>>>
>>>>> and yet I still can't invoke a Rexx program without having to
>>>>> specify its extension:
>>>>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
>>>>> Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
>>>>>
>>>>> C:\Users\Maint>rexx d2b60.rx
>>>>> Enter a decimal integer between 0 and 59:
>>>>> 0
>>>>> 0 = 0
>>>>>
>>>>> C:\Users\Maint>d2b60.rx
>>>>> Enter a decimal integer between 0 and 59:
>>>>> 59
>>>>> 59 = x
>>>>>
>>>>> C:\Users\Maint>d2b60
>>>>> 'd2b60' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
>>>>> operable program or batch file.
>>>>> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> The ooRexx docs say "The installation program on Windows sets up a
>>>>> file association for the .rex file extension. This association
>>>>> allows the ooRexx programs to be run from Windows Explorer by
>>>>> double-clicking on the icon of the program file. In addition, the
>>>>> program can be run from a command prompt in a console window by
>>>>> simply typing the file name. The .rex extension is not needed. For
>>>>> example, simply type greeting to execute the greeting.rex program."
>>>>> (I know that's for ooRexx but I think it's Windows behavior that it
>>>>> describes.)
>>>>>
>>>>> Indeed, double-clicking on a desktop shortcut to
>>>>> 'C:\Chip\bin\d2b60.rx' works fine.
>>>>>
>>>>> The third example above works fine on my WindowsXP system, so either
>>>>> I've forgotten what it takes to enable it, or something subtle
>>>>> changed between XP and 7.
>>>>>
>>>>> Any help appreciated,
>>>>>
>>>>> -Chip-
>>>>>



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