Suppress command line output when invoking external tool?

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madde001
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Suppress command line output when invoking external tool?

Post by madde001 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:23 pm

Hi,

This is a minor convenience issue:
When I invoke an External Tools command, a console output pane opens up displaying the associated terminal output.
Sometimes this is exactly what I want.
Other times, my external tool command is something trivial (like, for example, starting my browser or a Mac Quicklook viewer to bring up a preconfigured documentation page.
In the latter case, I'd really rather not have the console output pane open up and take up space in my layout.
I can see where this is problematic, since if something goes wrong with the command line instruction, not having the console pane available could cause a seize-up.

But, that said, is there any way to either suppress the console output pane; or make it open in some kind of minimized state; or maybe as a floating window?

John

Radu
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Re: Suppress command line output when invoking external tool?

Post by Radu » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:03 am

Hi John,

Sorry, I can give you no work-around.
But I added your request to our issues list and maybe in the future we'll be able to provide such a setting when creating an external tool.
We'll update this post when this happens.

Regards,
Radu
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madde001
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Re: Suppress command line output when invoking external tool?

Post by madde001 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:49 pm

Thanks, Radu.

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