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Old 05-11-2009, 22:30   #1
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It took me all day to create it so enjoy!

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It was developed and tested on Windows XP. Let me know if it works on different versions too.

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Old 05-11-2009, 22:50   #2
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would that do
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Confirmed working in Windows 7
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Works on my computer XP. I like it, Thanks Very nice when I get my sail mail and pac-modem.
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That is good news. But if it isn't too much trouble, I would like you or others with Vista or Windows 7 to do a simple test:

In the script-folder where the 4 files are, make a folder called "tmp" (just empty is fine). Run the script and see if the menu works. That is the tricky part of the script for portability. It is also a very useful part when you get to areas with a flaky wifi, as it will try to complete partial downloads without starting all over.

Nice to hear you guys like it... I used to be software engineer so I find the whole thing rather dumb ;-)

Maybe if a mod reads this he can make this thread sticky?

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That is good news. But if it isn't too much trouble, I would like you or others with Vista or Windows 7 to do a simple test:

In the script-folder where the 4 files are, make a folder called "tmp" (just empty is fine). Run the script and see if the menu works. That is the tricky part of the script for portability. It is also a very useful part when you get to areas with a flaky wifi, as it will try to complete partial downloads without starting all over.

Nice to hear you guys like it... I used to be software engineer so I find the whole thing rather dumb ;-)

Maybe if a mod reads this he can make this thread sticky?

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I tried it in Vista (64-bit) and it does not work. It creates the /tmp folder & the /work folder, but when the script begins to run it can't get past first or second html links.

It looks like a permission issue as the folders are set to read-only. When I try to uncheck the read-only flag it doesn't work. I assigned a guest account to the folders' settings, and it allows me to remove the read-only flag. Then, I re-run the script it gets to the 2nd link before it hangs. When I go look at the folder permission it's been reset (without the guest access) because the folder got deleted and recreated by the script.

^Hope this makes sense.

Any other Vista users want to chime in with your results?



//Nice script btw. I copied the links into my browser- and they work fine. Also, nice error checking in your .bat file. Looks good, but Vista is being a pain.
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Ah, Vista 64 bit... I doubt if it'll ever run on that. Isn't it amazing that a Vista 64 bit can't run a 1980's DOS batch file??!!!

Celestial: that's a funny one and the smiley really shines like that! ;-)

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works with vista32............very cool thanks Nick
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My Vista no! But my laptop on board has xp, so looking forward to trying it.

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Okay, our blog now has the download link prominently displayed in the top menu bar: s/v Jedi

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Ah, Vista 64 bit... I doubt if it'll ever run on that. Isn't it amazing that a Vista 64 bit can't run a 1980's DOS batch file??!!!

Celestial: that's a funny one and the smiley really shines like that! ;-)

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I think for it to work in Vista 64 it's going to need the use of the attrib command to define the folders to not be read-only.

Also, I set the compatibility to XP Service Pack 2 on the jedi-weather.bat and it seems to work hit & miss.

My script-fu skills are not there.
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