External Command Step

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Overview

This step runs a given external command on a raw document.

Takes: Raw document. Sends: Raw document.

Parameters

Command line — Enter the command-line to use. The command line must use the input and output provided through the variables ${inputPath} and ${outputPath}.

You can use the following variables in the command line:

Variable Description Example
${inputPath} The full path of the input document.
${outputPath} The full path of the output document.
${srcLangName} English name of the language part of the source locale identifier. For "de-ch" this returns "German".
${trgLangName} English name of the language part of the target locale identifier. For "ja-jp" this returns "Japanese".
${srcLang} Code of the language part of the source locale identifier. For "de-ch" this returns "de".
${trgLang} Code of the language part of the target locale identifier. For "ja-jp" this returns "ja".
${rootDir} The root directory for this project/batch. In Rainbow: the parameters folder.

Example: The following Windows command sorts the input files and create the corresponding output files.

cmd /C "sort ${inputPath} /O ${outputPath}"

Timeout — Enter the number of seconds after which the command must be timeout. Enter -1 for no timeout.

Limitations

None known.