Encountering issues while trying to start a command line process (openoffice.org) from inside Qt program
I'm trying to run a command from inside Qt. I would like to do it like fire and forget, meaning i don't need the program to wait for my process to stop, before continuing. In essence, the openoffice.org process I start applies a macro on a document used as template.
In essence this code work perfectly in a bash shell:
openoffice.org3 "macro:///Standard.Module1.findandreplace" template.doc
openoffice.org3 template.doc "macro:///Standard.Module1.findandreplace"
The trouble is that when trying to do the same from inside the Qt program (as explained in QProcess help page) it's not the same success.
QString program = "openoffice.org3 "; // tried also with QString program = "/usr/bin/openoffice.org3 "; same results
arguments <<parameter<<" "macro:///Standard.Module1.findandreplace" ";
QProcess *myProcess = new QProcess();// tried also with ... new QProcess(this); myProcess->start(program, arguments);
Any ideas on this?; From what i understood, all you have to do is prepare the args list for the program, which in this case is the macro and the template file.
I get no error.
If you don't want to wait for the process to finish, use QProcess::startDetached(). Why are you adding a space after the program name?
You can try adding the whole line (program name + arguments) to the first parameter of QProcess::start(), leaving the arguments QStringList empty. That sometimes works better.
Thank you very much for your recommendation. It was magnificent. Now I have an other issue, but this is not related to Qt.
When Openoffice starts it gives me this error:
"BASIC runtime error.
Property or method not found: createReplaceDescriptor"
It is very strange, because when I open the file manually and go to Tools -> Macros -> Run Macro and I select findandreplace it works perfectly.
If any clues, greatly appreciated (though again is not related to Qt)