REXX Tips & Tricks, Version 2.80


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Get the name of the MAIN REXX program called





 
/*                                                                    */
/* Sample REXX code to show how to get the name of the main REXX      */
/* program executed by the user.                                      */
/*                                                                    */
/*                                                                    */
/* For example if the user calls TEST2.CMD and TEST2.CMD then calls   */
/* TEST1.CMD, and finally TEST1.CMD calls this program, this progarm  */
/* will print TEST2.CMD to the screen.                                */
/* (see also Get the invocation syntax)                               */
/*                                                                    */
/* To test this code do                                               */
/*                                                                    */
/* - save it into a file named TEST.CMD                               */
/*                                                                    */
/* - create another REXX program named TEST1.CMD containing the       */
/*   statements:                                                      */
/*                                                                    */
/*   parse source . . thisFile                                        */
/*   say 'This is "' || thisFile || '"'                               */
/*   CALL TEST.CMD                                                    */
/*                                                                    */
/* - create another REXX program named TEST2.CMD containing the       */
/*   statements:                                                      */
/*                                                                    */
/*   parse source . . thisFile                                        */
/*   say 'This is "' || thisFile || '"'                               */
/*   CALL TEST1.CMD                                                   */
/*                                                                    */
/* Then call TEST2.CMD with and without parameter to test this code   */
/*                                                                    */

                    /* check if this program was called as COMMAND    */
                    /* or as SUBROUTINE                               */
  parse source . callType .
  if callType <> "SUBROUTINE" then
  do
    say "Error: This method only works if this program was" ,
        "called from another REXX program!"
    exit
  end /* if callType <> "COMMAND" then */

                    /* flush the REXX queue                           */
  do while queued() <> 0; parse pull; end

                    /* copy the name of the main CMD into the queue   */
  '@ECHO %0| rxqueue'

  parse pull invocation

                    /* copy the parameter for the main CMD into the   */
                    /* queue                                          */
  '@ECHO "%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9"|rxqueue'

  parse pull parameter
  parameter = strip( strip( parameter, 'B', '"' ) )

  parse arg thisArgs
  parse source . . thisFile
  say 'This is "' || thisFile || '"'

  say '  PARSE SOURCE says "'  || thisFile || '"'
  say '  PARSE ARG says "' || thisArgs || '"'

  say '  The main program called was "' || invocation || '"'
  say '  The parameter for the main program are "' || parameter || '"'

exit 0

  

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