[4NT8] Internal Start-command and _? variable

Jun 6, 2008
I hope it is okay to ask something about a downlevel product.

_? is documented to contain 0,1,2 or 3.
I have a "start"-command where it returns: 1330597711
(This is 4F4F4F4Fh)

Why is this?
What does this mean?

Jun 6, 2008
Is it too soon to bump this question?

BTW: It is *NOT* 4NT8-specific. It happens with other shells as well.

Does anyone know the answer?



Do you want me to open a [Private Support Incident] for this rather
insignificant matter?



Staff member
May 14, 2008
I hope it is okay to ask something about a downlevel product.

_? is documented to contain 0,1,2 or 3.
I have a "start"-command where it returns: 1330597711
(This is 4F4F4F4Fh)

Why is this?
What does this mean?

That's returned by a START /WAIT so the parser knows not to continue until the started process exits.

Rex Conn
JP Software
Jun 6, 2008
Okay, thanks!

I'll adjust the scripts accordingly.

(4DOS on WinME returns 0, 4NT6A on WinME returns 4F4F4F4F;
you learn everyday.)

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