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Question running command prompt executable file in shell script

hi
i have file extentioned with test.vbs. i am able to run this file n execute through command promt but i dont know how to run in shell script
example:
file name is test.vbs which contains

strSoundFile = "C:\windows\Media\Notify.wav"
Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
strCommand = "sndrec32 /play /close " & chr(34) & strSoundFile & chr(34)
objShell.Run strCommand, 0, False
Wscript.Sleep 1000
Msgbox "A problem has occurred."


i wan to run this through shell script i have copied this wave file in linux machine too
thanks
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It's probably because this isn't a shell script, but a VisualBasic script, designed for running on top of the Windows Scripting Host (WSH), which itself is just a petty excuse for a scripted environment on Windows (IMO).
The most important points on why it's not working as expected:
  • It's full of Windows specific paths
  • sndrec32 is a Windows application and does not exist on any UNIX
  • WSH is a Windows application, and I know of no program on UNIX that supports it, or any effort whatsoever to even plan to support it.
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ya thats correct .. but is there any way to run this in shell?
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r can we write this same program in shell formate? if yes how ?
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Quick and dirty, with no guarantee that it will work like this:
Code:
mplayer /path/to/wav
sleep 1
xmessage -center "A problem has occurred"

If you want something more sophisticated, learn the shell first.
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thanks
 

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