Command Line Switches

 BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 11-15-92 (13:07)             Number: 394
From: PETER BARNEY                 Refer#: NONE
  To: MATT ROBERTS                  Recvd: NO  
Subj: Command Line Switches          Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
 >  MR> Really?  I didn't know that (obviously :-).  What if you want your
 >  MR> command arguments to be case sensitive?  Can you still use LCASE$ or
 >  MR> is that cancelled by COMMAND$?


FUNCTION CommandTail$
    'Returns the command line.  Unlike QB's COMMAND$ function, this will
    'return the original command line without converting to uppercase,
    'as well as leaving all leading and trailing spaces.

    DIM Regs as RegType = &H6200    'Get process ID (PSP segment)
    CALL Interrupt(&H21, Regs,Regs)
    PSP = Regs.bx

    ComLineLength = PEEK(&H80) 'length of command line
    FOR X = &H81 TO &H81 + ComLineLength - 1
        c$ = c$ + CHR$(PEEK(X))
    CommandTail$ = c$

Hope this helps!  (And don't forget to change QBX.BI to
QB.BI if you don't use PDS!)

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