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Returning an error code from a command-line driven program

Posted on 2006-06-16
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Hi, I have written a simple exe that the user calls from the command line with various parameters. I can display messages if things go wrong, but some customers want error codes returned so that they can integrate it into their applications. But I am unsure how to do this. This is a windows application written in Delphi 7. I want to return a 0 or 1 etc.

Many thanks.
Gary
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atul_parmar earned 100 total points
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Just set ExitCode before you quit/terminate your application
e.g.
ExitCode := 1;
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Halt(0);
Halt(1);

... Halt(254) ... etc
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by:GaryHandley
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Many thanks, I knew it had to be something simple, but it was eluding me :-) Both solutions are useful, thanks.
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