Unidentifiable output

May 29, 2008
529
3
Groton, CT
#1
Win XP Pro SP3 and TCC 14.02.41 in a Take Command window.

While I wasn't looking at the window, about 45 lines of output occurred without my entering a command. It looked like this:
Code:
C:\work> OS Determining best projection for type int (size:  4 ) signed
OS Projected as a regular number
OS Determining best projection for type unsigned_int (size:  4 ) unsigned
OS Projected as a regular number
OS Determining best projection for type long (size:  4 ) signed
OS Projected as a regular number
OS Determining best projection for type int (size:  4 ) signed
OS Projected as a regular number
....
Is this coming from TCC or TC? I've never seen this before.
 
#5
Hi,
Yepper, coming from FireFox. Here is how I work around it;

Code:
cmd /c start http://mail.yahoo.com
Substitute the web site of your choice.

If I do not start Firefox this way, and do a ctrl-c to stop the console output, it closes FireFox.

I suppose for us registered users, we could just;

Code:
start http://mail.yahoo.com &
to launch the site in detached mode, but for people using TCC/LE, they do not have the DETACH command.

Joe
 
May 29, 2008
529
3
Groton, CT
#12
Thanks to all for all your responses. Yes, indeed, Charles, I did start Firefox from TCC. Thanks for the work-around, Joe. Rex, right from the beginning, I presumed that it was not TCC, but this forum seemed like the only reasonable place to ask, since it showed up in a TCC window.
 
#14
I haven't actually been using Firefox on my Windows 7 machine, but I just installed the current version. And yes, it misbehaves. (I don't think Microsoft has changed much if anything in the console API.)
I'd like to see it. Is there a sure-fire way to get it to misbehave?

I noticed this (which I find quite odd).
Code:
l:\firefox> dumpbin /imports xul.dll | grep Console
                  17 AttachConsole
                  10 AllocConsole
 
l:\firefox> dumpbin /imports breakpadinjector.dll | grep Console
                  19A GetConsoleCP
                  1AC GetConsoleMode
                  524 WriteConsoleW
 
Oct 24, 2011
57
1
#17
I'm running Win 7 64-bit and I've never seen anything in my console window related to Firefox. I only call Firefox 2 ways (other than clicking on the icon): (1) by entering a url on the command line, or (2) calling it using the an alias called "fox" which uses START /PGM.

In both cases the window is released, as it should be because the wait option is unchecked. If the wait option is checked then closing the window would also close Firefox.