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How to? KEYSTACK's /W number for 5 minutes

Discussion in 'Support' started by Charles G, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Charles G

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    The /W number is: "Delay the next keystroke in the KEYSTACK buffer by a specified number of clock ticks. A clock tick is approximately 1/18 second."

    so if I want to wait 5 mnutes the calculation for the number would be

    18 (18 ticks in a second) X 60 (seconds in a minute) X 5 (minutes to wait.)

    So the correct number would be 5400, correct?
     
  2. rconn

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    Yes -- though I can't imagine why you would use KEYSTACK to wait for 5 minutes. The KEYSTACK /W option is intended to insert waits between keystrokes -- if you had that long a wait you'd probably be better off using one of the monitoring commands to watch for a condition and then send the remaining keystrokes.
     
  3. Charles G

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    The main processing of the PGM I call with START /Wait then using keystact happens during the 5 minute wait. The only key I send after the 5 minute wait is to exit the called PGM.

    post edit:
    The program cycles thru the list of AOL Personal filing cabinets, extracting mainly saved favorites. So basically the called PGM will update where I have my browser favorites stored. Not sure what monitoring command I coiuld use either.
     

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