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Writes a text to input stream.

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Shell 7.5 Yes Yes Yes Yes No
MBS( "Shell.WriteInputText"; ShellRef; Text { ; Encoding } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
ShellRef The reference number from the shell. $shell
Text The text to send. "Hello World"
Encoding Optional
The text encoding for text parameter.
Possible encoding names: ANSI, Arabic-Mac, Arabic-Win, Baltic-Win, CentralEurope-Mac, ChineseSimp-Mac, ChineseSimp-Win, ChineseTrad-Mac, ChineseTrad-Win, Cyrillic-Mac, Cyrillic-Win, EasternEurope-Win, Greek-Mac, Greek-Win, Hebrew-Mac, Hebrew-Win, ISO-8859-1, ISO-8859-2, ISO-8859-3, ISO-8859-4, ISO-8859-5, ISO-8859-6, ISO-8859-7, ISO-8859-8, ISO-8859-9, ISO-8859-15, Korean-Johab, Korean-Mac, Korean-Win, Latin1, Mac, Native, ShiftJIS-Mac, ShiftJIS-Win, Turkish-Mac, Turkish-Win, UTF-8, DOS or Windows. Pass native to use the native encoding of the current platform.


Returns OK or error.


Writes a text to input stream.
The child process and read this from the input stream.
Please make sure you use right line endings and encoding.


Sends text to shell:

MBS( "Shell.WriteInputText"; $shell; "Hello World"; "UTF-8")

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Created 11st November 2017, last changed 16th November 2017

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