shell on win via cygwin?

    Jan 25 2006 | 11:41 am
    would it be possible. Shell is pretty damn useful, I must admit. it would be nice to have this sort of an extensible feature on wMax. Just wondering if its feasible, I wouldnt know fuck-how when it comes to this sort of thing, I just know bit-o-bash n' suchery. Maybe I am just mad.

    • Jan 25 2006 | 12:20 pm
      If you don't mind using Java, i made some sort of a shell object for windows, called DOSHack. Still alpha, but working good for lots of things. I know there's a bug when you launch .exe from within max with it, but i'll fix it someday. You can find it here :
      Topher LaTopha made one too (check his share page), in Java also. Still not working (for unknown reasons) on my machine.
      As Jasch made a registry quering utility (envvar.mxe) for retrieving Environment Variables the same way as my EnvVar class can do, i guess he's not far from coding one shell in c for win...
    • Jan 25 2006 | 3:10 pm
      Yeah, you can do a lot of this stuff by using Java in Max. Here's a copy of a message I sent to the list back in March of last year, on how I query the Windows registry to find the current VST plugin location.
      -- Dan Nigrin Defective Records 202 Hack / PC-1600 User / VSTi Host / OMS Convert / Jack OS X
    • Jan 25 2006 | 3:27 pm
      Funny we found the same things from Real Gagnon. Maybe we could send him a mail to inform he's contributing to the max/msp comunity, without beeing aware of :-D In fact you can retrieve any kind of registry infos, and that's very usefull. But you can use the Real Gagnon's idea of hacking the cmd.exe as well. That's what i did to send all shell-like commands (mkdir, ipconfig, format C:, just kidding for this last one).
    • Jan 25 2006 | 4:29 pm
      Heh, good to know that the method works for many things!
      -- Dan Nigrin Defective Records 202 Hack / PC-1600 User / VSTi Host / OMS Convert / Jack OS X