bugPSPP - Bugs: bug #25816, HOST command


bug #25816: HOST command

Submitted by:  John Darrington <jmd>
Submitted on:  Tue 10 Mar 2009 10:59:05 PM UTC  
Category: Graphical User InterfaceSeverity: 3 - Ordinary
Status: NoneAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: Future
Effort: 0.00

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Tue 24 Mar 2009 06:13:38 PM UTC, comment #3:

The documentation for the SPSS 16 version of HOST no longer mentions the possibility of specifying no command. It also says the following:

>The HOST command runs synchronously. Commands that launch applications result in the
>suspension of further SPSS processing until the application finishes execution, unless you
>also specify a time limit (see keyword TIMELIMIT on p. 874). For example, in Windows
>operating systems, if a file extension is associated with an application, simply specifying a
>file a name an extension on the command line will launch the associated application, and no
>further commands will be executed until the application is closed.

That's a much clearer specification than before.

Ben Pfaff <blp>
Project Administrator
Tue 24 Mar 2009 05:33:11 AM UTC, comment #2:

It would appear to generate two messages in the output viewer:

"This command cannot be empty"
"This command is not executed"

John Darrington <jmd>
Project Administrator
Wed 11 Mar 2009 12:09:30 AM UTC, comment #1:

What does HOST do in the SPSS GUI?

Ben Pfaff <blp>
Project Administrator
Tue 10 Mar 2009 10:59:05 PM UTC, original submission:

The HOST command doesn't do anything sensible when run from the GUI. In a GUI it's probably somewhat redundant, but I think for completeness sake we should have it. The question is, what should it do:

  • Start a shell in the syntax window;
  • Open a new terminal window, and wait for it to close;
  • Open a new terminal window and contiue; OR
  • Something else ?
John Darrington <jmd>
Project Administrator


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