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Waits for child process.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Shell 7.5 Yes Yes Yes Yes No

MBS( "Shell.Wait"; ShellRef; Timeout )


Parameter Description Example value
ShellRef The reference number from the shell. $shell
Timeout The timeout in seconds on how long to wait. 3


Returns OK or error.


Waits for child process.

Please use 8.2 or newer on FileMaker Cloud as Shell.Wait/Shell.IsRunning was broken there before.


Wait 5 seconds or till the tool quit:

Set Variable [ $s ; Value: MBS( "Shell.Wait"; $shell; 5) ]

See also

Example Databases

Created 11st November 2017, last changed 14th May 2018

Shell.TerminationReason   -   Shell.WriteInputText

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