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More HELP nits

Discussion in 'Support' started by Steve Fabian, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Steve Fabian

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    1/ "Redirection" help topic
    - Still lists printers and serial ports as possible target devices of redirection. I believe this to be obsolete.
    - "Here-string" redirection - the whole text of this section uses Courier New

    2/ "Print" command
    - unclear whether or not the /A and /D options can be combined with each other or with filenames
    - unclear what is meant by "plain text files" in the first sentence of "Usage". I presume this means files with .TXT extension, even though many other files, including all .BTM files are "plain text files".
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  2. Charles Dye

    Charles Dye Super Moderator
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    I think it refers to the way the PRINT command does not work -- by sending text directly to the printer port. In fact PRINT uses file associations and can print any extension, plain text or not, so long as there is a shell verb "Print".
    Depending on your preferred text editor, you may be able to print .BTM files with color and syntax highlighting....
     
  3. Charles Dye

    Charles Dye Super Moderator
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    Another HELP nit: HELP BDEBUGGER brings up the BDEBUGGER / IDE help page, but HELP IDE does not.
     
  4. Charles Dye

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    Brain fart: If the IDE command had a /P option to print the specified file and close, then that could be set as the default Print verb for .BTM files, perhaps by TCCBATCH.BTM.
     
  5. Steve Fabian

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    || 2/ "Print" command
    || - unclear what is meant by "plain text files" in the first sentence
    || of "Usage". I presume this means files with .TXT extension, even
    || though many other files, including all .BTM files are "plain text
    || files".
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    | I think it refers to the way the PRINT command does not work -- by
    | sending text directly to the printer port. In fact PRINT uses file
    | associations and can print any extension, plain text or not, so long
    | as there is a shell verb "Print".
    | Depending on your preferred text editor, you may be able to print
    | .BTM files with color and syntax highlighting....

    My goal is to enhance the HELP file with things I often know already, but others may not.
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    Steve
     
  6. rconn

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    WAD -- there's no internal IDE command.

    Rex Conn
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