There are times that CMD /C is required like when using the newer /X command to pipe Long File Names to a file. You also need CMD /C to open Notepad or another program. START can be used also.
CMD /C will always minimize your program unless you use a SCREEN 0 program window. Fullscreen(graphics) screens will also be lost and the program may freeze.
To avoid a locked fullscreen program, use SCREEN 0: SCREEN ? AFTER the SHELL! You will have to make a new screen anyway. IF SCREEN 0 is fullscreen just use another screen mode for the first one.
Are you spacing the parameters correctly in the SHELL? It worked fine for me without CMD /C.
PS: You can also SHELL to a website by placing the link in the shell.
Again, change screens or it may lock the program when your default browser opens.
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|Response Title||Author and Date|
|No joy as of yet||unseenmachine on Mar 12|
|* Use count% MOD 20 in a LINE INPUT # file reading loop. Wait for a click or keypress.||Clippy on Mar 12|
|* QB64 should be able to run your SHELL without worrying about the program screen.||Clippy on Mar 12|
|Got that bit cracked thanks folks!!!||unseenmachine on Mar 12|
|Simple MOD demo||Clippy on Mar 12|
|That's a lame way to do it||Ben on Mar 12|
|* In QB SUBs are DECLARED when used and program is saved. QB64 ignores DECLARE.||Clippy on Mar 12|
|*Yes, but I meant variable declarations like dim dta as x or dim regs as y||Ben on Mar 12|
|Why is it lame||unseenmachine on Mar 12|
|* Don't mind Ben, he always is a critic. Just ignore him because he is depressed!||Clippy on Mar 12|
|*haha||Ben on Mar 13|
|* All I posted were specific SUBs, not a full program!||Clippy on Mar 12|
|got the list loaded now but||unseenmachine on Mar 13|
|Use DO UNTIL EOF(#) LINE INPUT loop to count the number of files, then DIM array.||Clippy on Mar 13|
|Ok||unseenmachine on Mar 13|
|Don't allow clicks on rows above the count value.||Clippy on Mar 13|