List of return codes.

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List of return codes.

Postby kthorn » Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:53 pm

When using compare it from the command line in a script I check the return codes. I'm unable to find a list of return codes used by compare it. Does such a list exist?

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Postby whiri02 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:20 am

When I've used compare it in a batch file I've had to look for the results file to see what happened. I used the /G parameter to delete the report when files are identical, so if there is no results file then files match 100%. Also I used REGEX to force run dates etc. not to report as diffs. heres the command I used:
"C:\Program Files\Compare It!\wincmp3.exe" D:\HubTest\SAS\systestR010\wincmp\old.lst D:\HubTest\SAS\systestR010\wincmp\new.lst /l D:\HubTest\SAS\systestR010\wincmp\wincmpresult.txt /n /r /G:Tensw

But I agree that some rc list would be good.

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Postby kthorn » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:23 pm

Most of what comes back is return code zero, which I presume to be "all is well" as it tends to be everywhere else. It is just that I occasionally see other codes and I don't know what the deal is. Usually when I then check the output file, it looks as I expect, but I'd still like to know why wincmp returns something other than zero.

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Postby grigsoft » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:31 am

There is no official exit code used in CompareIt. Which situations you would like to distinguish?

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Postby kthorn » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:33 pm

success from failure, for starters.

Most of the time zero is returned, which until I was told that there was no official exit code(s) being used, I'd assumed was success, as this is the accepted practice. I sometimes receive a return code of '1', which prompted me to make my original post. My examination seems to show that all of the '1' output files are fine, but it struck me as odd.

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Re: List of return codes.

Postby e9gille » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:04 am

I'm experiencing an odd behaviour on one of my machines where CompareIt is launched programmatically by creating a new process. It is meant to present the user with the GUI to compare two documents, but instead it shuts down immediately without even presenting the GUI. All I see is a flicker in the task manager that the process is started and then terminated.

The return code from the CreateProcess method is 1 (one) and asking for the exit code I get 0x940000C0

This issues comes and goes, but I've only seen it on this specific machine so far. Is there anything you could tell me about this exit code?

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