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command-line args for standalones?

October 2, 2007 | 4:51 pm

Hey maxers –

Does anyone know if it’s possible to pass in arguments from a
command-line invocation of a max-created standalone app? Something
like this:

open maxapp.app 1 2 3 4

I scanned through the tutorials and list archives and didn’t find
anything; probably can’t be done.

brad

http://music.columbia.edu/~brad


October 2, 2007 | 5:00 pm

On 2 oct. 07, at 18:51, garton@columbia.edu wrote:

> Hey maxers –
>
> Does anyone know if it’s possible to pass in arguments from a
> command-line invocation of a max-created standalone app? Something
> like this:
>
> open maxapp.app 1 2 3 4
>
> I scanned through the tutorials and list archives and didn’t find
> anything; probably can’t be done.

This is not supported, like for most UI applications. However, I’d
suggest that you create a script which takes those arguments, write
them in a file, open your maxapp, and ask your maxapp to look at that
file.

Best,
ej


October 2, 2007 | 5:40 pm

Quoting Emmanuel Jourdan :

> This is not supported, like for most UI applications.

That’s what I suspected.

> However, I’d suggest that you create a script which takes
> those arguments, write them in a file, open your maxapp,
> and ask your maxapp to look at that file.

and that’s what I’ll do. Thanks!

brad

http://music.columbia.edu/~brad


October 2, 2007 | 9:30 pm

Hi,

put the parameters into an environment variable and read it with proper object in maxmsp if any.

Rgds
Chris

Emmanuel Jourdan wrote:
> On 2 oct. 07, at 18:51, garton@columbia.edu wrote:
>
>> Hey maxers –
>>
>> Does anyone know if it’s possible to pass in arguments from a
>> command-line invocation of a max-created standalone app? Something
>> like this:
>>
>> open maxapp.app 1 2 3 4
>>
>> I scanned through the tutorials and list archives and didn’t find
>> anything; probably can’t be done.
>
> This is not supported, like for most UI applications. However, I’d
> suggest that you create a script which takes those arguments, write them
> in a file, open your maxapp, and ask your maxapp to look at that file.
>
> Best,
> ej
>
>
>
>


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