4.0b Beta 2: Scan command broken?

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jan 8 2010 6:24 PM | Locked

I was trying to explain the scan command to someone, having never used it myself, so I tried it out to see how it works.

scan "C:\Program Files (x86)\Libronix DLS\Resources"

Nothing happened. No feedback whatsoever that anything was happening or had happened.

I tried it with and without the quotation marks. I do have L3 installed and that is the correct path to its Resources.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2010 6:29 PM | Locked

Rosie,

You must close and then reopen L4 for the command to execute. Sort of like 'rediscover resources' required in 3.0. No quotes needed.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2010 6:45 PM | Locked

Oh, duh. And I even had quoted that bit from the wiki about needing to restart L4 when I was explaining this to the other user.

I still think there should be some sort of feedback from Logos at the time you type in the scan command telling you to close Logos and restart it. Otherwise the user might be left bewildered like I was. I have already forgotten what it was like to do "rediscover resrouces" in L3.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2010 7:11 PM | Locked

Rosie,

I learned this the same way you did: staring at the screen wondering what was going on. I even asked about it on the forum and I only got 'I think you have to do this' replies. No one seemed to be sure or could remember. I was the one who added the line about restarting L4 to the wiki after my own frustration and discovery.

A notice like you suggested would be a good idea.

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2010 7:53 PM | Locked

Rosie Perera:
scan "C:\Program Files (x86)\Libronix DLS\Resources"

Mark A. Smith:
You must close and then reopen L4 for the command to execute. Sort of like 'rediscover resources' required in 3.0.

Rosie Perera:
there should be some sort of feedback from Logos at the time you type in the scan command telling you to close Logos and restart it.

Yes +1

There should also be some sort of feedback when it completes, summarizing the result.

 

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 8 2010 9:18 PM | Locked

Bill Stonebraker:

Rosie Perera:
scan "C:\Program Files (x86)\Libronix DLS\Resources"

Mark A. Smith:
You must close and then reopen L4 for the command to execute. Sort of like 'rediscover resources' required in 3.0.

Rosie Perera:
there should be some sort of feedback from Logos at the time you type in the scan command telling you to close Logos and restart it.

Yes +1

There should also be some sort of feedback when it completes, summarizing the result.

Yes, that too. After I restarted Logos, there was still no indication that anything special was going on. As far as I'm concerned the scan command is a scam! Smile

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Bradley Grainger (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 11 2010 5:30 PM | Locked

Rosie Perera:

Yes, that too. After I restarted Logos, there was still no indication that anything special was going on. As far as I'm concerned the scan command is a scam! Smile

You're welcome to ignore and cease your use of all undocumented* commands. Smile

* undocumented = not in the official Help file

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 11 2010 10:41 PM | Locked

Bradley Grainger:

Rosie Perera:

Yes, that too. After I restarted Logos, there was still no indication that anything special was going on. As far as I'm concerned the scan command is a scam! Smile

You're welcome to ignore and cease your use of all undocumented* commands. Smile

* undocumented = not in the official Help file

Oh, but some of them are so helpful -- I'd never stop using all of them. Smile  And if it's in the wiki, it's good enough as "documented" for me. I was just teasing about the scam thing, of course; I hope you know. Thanks for providing us with all these "undocumented" commands.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 12 2010 1:57 AM | Locked

Rosie Perera:
Oh, but some of them are so helpful -- I'd never stop using all of them. Smile  And if it's in the wiki, it's good enough as "documented" for me. I was just teasing about the scam thing, of course; I hope you know. Thanks for providing us with all these "undocumented" commands.

Phew, I thought you'd blown that for a moment!

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