RE: System variables

Subject: RE: System variables
From: "Didier PH Martin" <martind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 4 May 2000 08:21:06 -0400
Hi Jany,

Jany said:
I am looking for a method to use date and time of execution in my
If I run openjade on a Unix, it is very easy to store the value in
a variable and pass it to the program with the -V switch.
The problem begins with DOS. I don't know the command language very well
and it seems to be poor. Actually, I am not even sure that
such a "complicated" data manipulation is possible.
I want to avoid to tell my customer (and collegue) to enter the date,
since the system should be able to retrieve it.

Didier replies:
Jany, you can use the -V option in the command line in DOS as well. DOS will
accept a command line like below (as long as there is 255 or less than 255

openJade -V Myvariable -wno-valid -d mystyle.dsl xml.dcl myxml.xml

Didier PH Martin
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