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using old fortran code in dos
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using old fortran code in dos

using old fortran code in dos

(OP)
Old question I think but I cannot find an answer.

I have an old fortran code that runs fine in a Dos window.
The code asks several questions interactivaly. I want to
create a UNIX like .com file to answer these questions automatically.  I have looked into VBscripting but cant seem to figure it out.  I can launch the fortran code but cant get the script to accept any of my answers.

Dim oShell,oExec
Set oShell = WScript.CreateObject ("WSCript.shell")
oShell.run("C:\mycode.exe" )
??? now what????
Thanks for any help!
Mark

RE: using old fortran code in dos

Something like this.  I've called your oShell dos.

CODE

dim dos
const app = "C:\mycode.exe"

set dos = CreateObject ("WScript.Shell")
dos.run app
' Wait for the process to be active
WScript.sleep 1000
while dos.appactivate (app) <> vbTrue
   WScript.sleep 500
wend
' Talk to it
Send "100", 200
' More sends as required
' ...
' Terminate
WScript.Quit

sub Send (pin_str, pin_delay)
   dos.sendkeys pin_str
   ' Give the program a chance to recover
   WScript.sleep pin_delay
end sub

RE: using old fortran code in dos

Is there some reason you cannot simply use DOS's redirected input capability, with a command line resembling:
MyProg < MyAnswers.txt

RE: using old fortran code in dos

(OP)
Thanks for you help xwb.. Looks beautiful. Just what I was looking for.
I will try these things.

Denial,
I didnt know you could redirect.
That could be another solution.

Thank you,
Mark

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