Command Execution Mechanism
Original Publication Date: 1987-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
A command execution mechanism is described for use with the Tools Application in the IBM RT-PC (Personal Computer) Usability system, so that each command in the Tools window can be invoked in the most effective way. In the AIX* Usability Service environment of the RT-PC, a program may use the pop-up dialog mechanism to collect criteria from the end user and use a parameter-oriented interface provided by the Tools Application to pass these criteria through Tools to the AIX command(s) for invocation. Two types of parameters, data strings and parsing indicators, are involved in this mechanism. Upon receiving the AIX command(s) invocation request, Tools will parse the data string parameters based upon the parsing indicators.