Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 08:09:05 -0800
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From: Frank Merrow <fmerrow@QUALCOMM.COM>
Organization: QUALCOMM, Incorporated; San Diego, CA, USA
Subject: Re: An Old Rexx hand is stumped by DIRECTORY()
>>I have been doing Rexx under OS/2 for a LONG time. Now I am trying to
>>move a bunch of REXX scripts from OS/2 to WinNT using IBM's Object Rexx.
>>Mostly, things are going Okay, but one item has me stumped.
>>Doesn't seem to work. Well, it works, but ONLY for the Rexx script and
>>not for the underlying DOS prompt. In fact, if I do a "dir" in the Rexx
> I think that's a known bug in Win Object Rexx. Drop by
Thank you for the pointer to the update. I picked it up and installed
it. However, while I do see some bugs associated with the DIRECTORY()
command, none that seem to apply to my case. (Still I am very happy
to have the update.)
The solution I came up with is a really old DOS trick. I wrap the
REXX script in in a BAT file. The BAT file calls the REXX script and
then calls a BAT file created by the REXX script. In short, I export
the answer and then run it.
I suspect this is not a bug, but rather a "feature" caused by the fact
that ObjRexx isn't integrated into the command shell like it is in the