New macro command $exec

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New macro command $exec

Post by jonib »


I would like to suggest a new macro command:

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$exec "command"
That could be used to run internal or external commands within a macro.

I seem to always want to run some command from the macros I make so with this new command I would be able to do more with macros.


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Post by HaRT »

First of all, if such a feature is ever added, it should be a function rather than a statement, because you'll definitely need to know the return code of the process being run.

Other matters to consider are: synchronous/ asynchronous execution; stdin, stdout and stderr handling; environment variables; etc.

IMHO, too much for macros.