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Script or command files

When large numbers of commands are needed or the same command sequence is repeated many times it is helpful to place the commands in a script or command file. Interactive mode script file names are prefixed with a "$" on the SLINK command line, whereas command line mode script files are prefixed with an "@". Commands taken from script files are presented in the same form as that used when entering commands from a command prompt in interactive mode or from the command line. For example,

slink $myprog.inf

will tell SLINK to take its commands from a file called MYPROG.INF and that the command format is interactive mode, whilst

slink @myprog.lnk

will tell SLINK to take its commands from a file called MYPROG.LNK and that the command format is command line mode.

Note that the file suffixes .INF and .LNK are purely conventional and do not affect how the commands will be interpreted - you may use suffixes of your own choosing if you wish.

As a special case, for interactive mode command files, the $ before the file name can be omitted. In this case, if the file is not recognised as a COFF object, it will be opened as a script file. For this reason, COFF objects specified on the command line must have the correct filename extension as SLINK will not complete the filename itself.

More than one script file may be specified on the command line but script files may not themselves contain script files.

 

 

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