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  • #10380

    Stefan
    Participant

    I want to suggest an new argument for the External Tools setup:

    $(Para: description)

    To give even more flexibility to the external tools command
    and allow us to insert the current needed parameters on the fly.

    If this argument is present (one time or more often),
    the user is prompted by an input() dialog box.

    What the user enter to that box is inserted
    into the tool argument before executing the tool.
    (if the prompt dialog is canceled, nothing is inserted)

    Example
    Command: .unixgawk
    Argument: $(Para: Enter an AWK command:) $(SelText) $(Para: awk para?)

    On executing this tool the user is prompted:
    —————————–
    Enter an AWK command:
    —————————–
    “{print $2, $1}”
    —————————–
    [OK] [Cancel]
    —————————–


    —————————–
    awk para?
    —————————–
    /eg
    —————————–
    [OK] [Cancel]
    —————————–

    and the command line is build like
    p:athtoEmEditorunixgawk “{print $2, $1}” SelText /eg

    With this i also reduce the need to set up several
    tools as text filter to replace the selection
    which only differ in the parameters given.

    If the prompt dialog would provide an drop-down history list
    would be even more nifty.
    This history must not be different for different tools
    but could share the history for all tools.

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    #10521

    Stefan
    Participant

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    Yutaka wrote:
    Please let me know again if new features didn’t show up when the new major beta version becomes available.

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    #10528

    Yutaka Emura
    Keymaster

    Hi Stefan,

    You can achieve the same result using the Snippets plug-in. Can you try?

    Thanks!

    #10916

    Stefan
    Participant

     
     
    Hi Yutaka, thank you for the feedback.

    This works for Snippets… but I want to use this “parameter request box” for tools too.

    It could be used for many purposes. Do you think you will implement this?

    Thanks!
    Stefan

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