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Call EXE From VBScript, Trap Output, and Add Registry key

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I need to write a VBScript which will run an external command line EXE and trap the console output form this 3rd party tool.  Depending on the output, I need to add a registry key or not.

How would I go about this?

Thanks!
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   Dim objWShell, objWExec, strOutput
    Set objWShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    Set objWExec = objWShell.Exec("ping 127.0.0.1")
    strOutput = objWExec.StdOut.ReadAll()
    Call MsgBox(strOutput)
    Set objWExec = Nothing
    Set objWShell = Nothing
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by:winterminute
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Okay, cool -- We're half way there -- I need to check that output to see if a string exists.
The output will be differnet each time but there will be a status line which I need to check for.
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zzzzzooc earned 100 total points
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You should supply an example output for both statuses and which you want to parse them for.

Nonetheless, here's an example of searching for a string within a string:

Private Sub Form_Load()
    'search "my string test" for "string".. will return true
    If StringFind("my string test", "string") = True Then
        Call MsgBox("Found string.")
    End If
    'search "my string test" for "no".. will return false
    If StringFind("my string test", "no") = True Then
        Call MsgBox("Found string.")
    End If
End Sub
Private Function StringFind(ByVal strSearchIn As String, ByVal strSearchFor As String) As Boolean
    If InStr(1, strSearchIn, strSearchFor, vbTextCompare) > 0 Then
        StringFind = True
    End If
End Function
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