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Practical Programming in Tcl & Tk, Third Edition by Brent B. Welch

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ExecLog

Our first example provides a simple user interface to running another program with the exec command. The interface consists of two buttons, Run it and Quit, an entry widget in which to enter a command, and a text widget in which to log the results of running the program. The script runs the program in a pipeline and uses the fileevent command to wait for output. This structure lets the user interface remain responsive while the program executes. You could use this to run make, for example, and it would save the results in the log. The complete example is given first, and then its commands are discussed in more detail.

Example 22-1 Logging the output of a program run with exec.
 #!/usr/local/bin/wish # execlog - run a program with exec ...

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