Suppressing the OE splash screen for a single session

Posted by Tim Kuehn on 13-May-2014 17:35

I'm working on some 11.3 Win 7 code that'll be run in a "Dos"ish batch mode (-b) session, and return some values via stdout.

I would like to suppress the standard PSC splash screen for the start of these sessions.

The KB's I found so far show how to permanently suppress these screens, which isn't what I want, I need per call suppression. 

Can this be done? 

Posted by Garry Hall on 30-May-2014 09:51

Your problem is the mpro.bat script. Take a look at it, it shows

if "%DISPBANNER%"=="no" goto NOBANNER

  type "%DLC%"\hello

So if you wish to continue using this script, set env var DISPBANNER=no. Alternatively, you could use the mbpro.bat or bpro.bat scripts.

Posted by egarcia on 30-May-2014 09:57
Hello,

The mpro command is a batch file (mpro.bat).
There is an environment variable called DISPBANNER that you can set to no to suppress the banner.
You could also make your own batch file if you need to remove the display of the version information.
Alternatively, you could call _progres.

I hope this helps.
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[collapse]On 5/30/2014 10:47 AM, Tim Kuehn wrote:

To clarify -

I'm running a program in batch mode, which means it's the char client.

The command I'm running is:

mpro -pf %DIRPATH%/pf/FileName.pf -basekey "INI" -ininame %DIRPATHE%/bin/IniName.ini -param %1

There is a "splash screen" (or text chars) which shows at the start of the session - that's what I'm trying to eliminate as I'm using the output of this batch file to transfer information to an unrelated program through stdout.

This is what I'm seeing when the program starts up, and I want gone:

       @@@@@@   @@@@@@   @@@@@@@   @@@@@   @@@@@@   @@@@@@@   @@@@@    @@@@@

      @     @  @     @  @     @  @     @  @     @  @        @     @  @     @

     @     @  @     @  @     @  @        @     @  @        @        @

    @@@@@@   @@@@@@   @     @  @  @@@@  @@@@@@   @@@@@     @@@@@    @@@@@

   @        @   @    @     @  @     @  @   @    @              @        @

  @        @    @   @     @  @     @  @    @   @        @     @  @     @

 @        @     @  @@@@@@@   @@@@@   @     @  @@@@@@@   @@@@@    @@@@@

                          Progress Software Corporation

                                   14 Oak Park

                           Bedford, Massachusetts 01730

                                   781-280-4000

      PROGRESS is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation

                             Copyright 1984-2013

                       by Progress Software Corporation

                             All Rights Reserved

OpenEdge Release 11.3.1 as of Thu Sep 19 19:02:23 EDT 2013

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Posted by Peter Judge on 30-May-2014 09:59
In the batch scripts in %dlc%/bin for pro and mpro and friends, is the following
if "%DISPBANNER%"=="no" goto NOBANNER
   type "%DLC%"\hello
 
what happen if you set that variable to 'no'.
 
If you run _progress directly (ie from proenv or cli), there's no banner.
 
-- peter
 
 
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From: Mike Fechner [mailto:bounce-mikefechner@community.progress.com]
Sent: Friday, 30 May, 2014 10:50
To: TU.OE.Development@community.progress.com
Subject: [Technical Users - OE Development] AW: Suppressing the OE splash screen for a single session
 
11.3.1? ;-)

This is not considered the splash screen, if you ask me.

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Von: Tim Kuehn
Gesendet: ‎30.‎05.‎2014 16:47
An: TU.OE.Development@community.progress.com
Betreff: RE: [Technical Users - OE Development] Suppressing the OE splash screen for a single session

To clarify -

I'm running a program in batch mode, which means it's the char client.

The command I'm running is:

mpro -pf %DIRPATH%/pf/FileName.pf -basekey "INI" -ininame %DIRPATHE%/bin/IniName.ini -param %1

There is a "splash screen" (or text chars) which shows at the start of the session - that's what I'm trying to eliminate as I'm using the output of this batch file to transfer information to an unrelated program through stdout.

This is what I'm seeing when the program starts up, and I want gone:

       @@@@@@   @@@@@@   @@@@@@@   @@@@@   @@@@@@   @@@@@@@   @@@@@    @@@@@

      @     @  @     @  @     @  @     @  @     @  @        @     @  @     @

     @     @  @     @  @     @  @        @     @  @        @        @

    @@@@@@   @@@@@@   @     @  @  @@@@  @@@@@@   @@@@@     @@@@@    @@@@@

   @        @   @    @     @  @     @  @   @    @              @        @

  @        @    @   @     @  @     @  @    @   @        @     @  @     @

 @        @     @  @@@@@@@   @@@@@   @     @  @@@@@@@   @@@@@    @@@@@

                          Progress Software Corporation

                                   14 Oak Park

                           Bedford, Massachusetts 01730

                                   781-280-4000

      PROGRESS is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation

                             Copyright 1984-2013

                       by Progress Software Corporation

                             All Rights Reserved

OpenEdge Release 11.3.1 as of Thu Sep 19 19:02:23 EDT 2013

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Posted by Richard Shulman on 30-May-2014 10:33
Hello Tim,
 
That should be from the version file in %DLC%.
 
Just rename the version file.
 
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From: Tim Kuehn [mailto:bounce-timk519@community.progress.com]
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2014 11:26 AM
To: TU.OE.Development@community.progress.com
Subject: RE: [Technical Users - OE Development] Suppressing the OE splash screen for a single session
 

As a final note - the big banner's gone, I'm still seeing this:

  OpenEdge Release 11.3.1 as of Thu Sep 19 19:02:23 EDT 2013

I'm presuming this is from the binary and there's no way to get rid of it.....

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Posted by Garry Hall on 30-May-2014 10:29

This comes from  type "%DLC%"\version in the .bat file. You'll have to edit that one out if you want it gone, or else write your own script.

Posted by Richard Shulman on 30-May-2014 10:34
In the script is this:
:NOBANNER
   type "%DLC%"\version
   "%PROEXE%" -1 %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
 
Just change it to this:
:NOBANNER
   "%PROEXE%" -1 %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
 
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From: Garry Hall [mailto:bounce-gih@community.progress.com]
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2014 11:30 AM
To: TU.OE.Development@community.progress.com
Subject: RE: [Technical Users - OE Development] Suppressing the OE splash screen for a single session
 

This comes from  type "%DLC%"\version in the .bat file. You'll have to edit that one out if you want it gone, or else write your own script.

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Posted by Youssif Shanshiry on 13-May-2014 17:57

Write two functions to programmatically toggle the value of the nosplash string between yes and no in the following section:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PSC\PROGRESS\9.1C\Startup

The code in the following KB should help in doing this:

knowledgebase.progress.com/.../21529

Posted by Youssif Shanshiry on 13-May-2014 18:00

Alternatively, use a .ini file with the nosplash=yes to start the session without the splash and another without the nosplash=yes in the startup section to start the sessions with the splash.

Posted by Tim Kuehn on 13-May-2014 18:06

Is the .ini file something I can point to when the session is started?

Posted by Matt Gilarde on 13-May-2014 18:28

Yes. Use:

-basekey INI -ininame <name of ini file>

In 11.4 you will be able to use the new -nosplash startup parameter to suppress the splash screen.

Posted by Tim Kuehn on 30-May-2014 09:02

Ok, I'm taking the plunge - I've created a .ini file and added this to it:

  [Startup]

  nosplash=yes

and I'm still getting the "splash". I've also added this to a [WinChar Startup] section, and I still get the splash message.

This is for a command/DOS type session on Windows 7. Does this not work in this situation, or is it only for GUI sessions?

Posted by James Palmer on 30-May-2014 09:21

Is it case sensitive?

NoSplash=yes

Also, do you definitely reference the ini in your startup? You may have to fully path it. If the ini isn't there you don't get any errors it just loads without it.

Posted by Tim Kuehn on 30-May-2014 09:26

It's running the .ini as there's a required propath setting in the file and that's working.

I tried changing the case in both sections - still no go.

Posted by Richard Shulman on 30-May-2014 09:27
Hello Tim,
 
Add the following to the command line which initiates the Progress client:
-basekey INI –ininame <path to the ini file you made>
 
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From: Tim Kuehn [mailto:bounce-timk519@community.progress.com]
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2014 10:03 AM
To: TU.OE.Development@community.progress.com
Subject: RE: [Technical Users - OE Development] Suppressing the OE splash screen for a single session
 

Ok, I'm taking the plunge - I've created a .ini file and added this to it:

  [Startup]

  nosplash=yes

and I'm still getting the "splash". I've also added this to a [WinChar Startup] section, and I still get the splash message.

This is for a command/DOS type session on Windows 7. Does this not work in this situation, or is it only for GUI sessions?

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Posted by Tim Kuehn on 30-May-2014 09:29

Rich - I've got that already, although I've got "INI" in there instead of INI - does that make a difference for anything?

Posted by Matt Gilarde on 30-May-2014 09:32

Quotes are fine and it's not case sensitive.

It sounds like you're using the character client. The character client doesn't display a splash screen at startup. Are you using _progres.exe or prowin32.exe? Only prowin32.exe will display the splash screen.

When you say that you created an ini file, did you start with a copy of progress.ini or did you create a file and add only the nosplash setting? You should start with progress.ini and modify it. If you make a copy with a new name you have to use the -ininame parameter to tell the client to load the ini file. By default it only tries to load a file named progress.ini.

You said earlier that you were going to be using batch mode (-b). The splash screen isn't displayed in batch mode.

This is all very confusing.

Posted by Matt Gilarde on 30-May-2014 09:37

You can check whether it's picking up your ini file by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Shift-F1 after the client starts (not in a batch session, of course). A dialog appears which shows where the settings were found.

Posted by Tim Kuehn on 30-May-2014 09:46

To clarify -

I'm running a program in batch mode, which means it's the char client.

The command I'm running is:

mpro -pf %DIRPATH%/pf/FileName.pf -basekey "INI" -ininame %DIRPATHE%/bin/IniName.ini -param %1

There is a "splash screen" (or text chars) which shows at the start of the session - that's what I'm trying to eliminate as I'm using the output of this batch file to transfer information to an unrelated program through stdout.

This is what I'm seeing when the program starts up, and I want gone:

<Progress ASCII Letters>

Progress Software Corporation

14 Oak Park
Bedford, Massachusetts 01730
781-280-4000

PROGRESS is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation
Copyright 1984-2013
by Progress Software Corporation
All Rights Reserved

OpenEdge Release 11.3.1 as of Thu Sep 19 19:02:23 EDT 2013

Posted by Mike Fechner on 30-May-2014 09:49
11.3.1? ;-)

This is not considered the splash screen, if you ask me.

Von meinem Windows Phone gesendet

Von: Tim Kuehn
Gesendet: ‎30.‎05.‎2014 16:47
An: TU.OE.Development@community.progress.com
Betreff: RE: [Technical Users - OE Development] Suppressing the OE splash screen for a single session

To clarify -

I'm running a program in batch mode, which means it's the char client.

The command I'm running is:

mpro -pf %DIRPATH%/pf/FileName.pf -basekey "INI" -ininame %DIRPATHE%/bin/IniName.ini -param %1

There is a "splash screen" (or text chars) which shows at the start of the session - that's what I'm trying to eliminate as I'm using the output of this batch file to transfer information to an unrelated program through stdout.

This is what I'm seeing when the program starts up, and I want gone:

       @@@@@@   @@@@@@   @@@@@@@   @@@@@   @@@@@@   @@@@@@@   @@@@@    @@@@@

      @     @  @     @  @     @  @     @  @     @  @        @     @  @     @

     @     @  @     @  @     @  @        @     @  @        @        @

    @@@@@@   @@@@@@   @     @  @  @@@@  @@@@@@   @@@@@     @@@@@    @@@@@

   @        @   @    @     @  @     @  @   @    @              @        @

  @        @    @   @     @  @     @  @    @   @        @     @  @     @

 @        @     @  @@@@@@@   @@@@@   @     @  @@@@@@@   @@@@@    @@@@@

                          Progress Software Corporation

                                   14 Oak Park

                           Bedford, Massachusetts 01730

                                   781-280-4000

      PROGRESS is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation

                             Copyright 1984-2013

                       by Progress Software Corporation

                             All Rights Reserved

OpenEdge Release 11.3.1 as of Thu Sep 19 19:02:23 EDT 2013

Posted by Tim Kuehn on 30-May-2014 09:50

[quote user="Mike Fechner"]

11.3.1? ;-)

This is not considered the splash screen, if you ask me.

[/quote]

Ok, call it what you will - I still want it gone. 

Posted by Garry Hall on 30-May-2014 09:51

Your problem is the mpro.bat script. Take a look at it, it shows

if "%DISPBANNER%"=="no" goto NOBANNER

  type "%DLC%"\hello

So if you wish to continue using this script, set env var DISPBANNER=no. Alternatively, you could use the mbpro.bat or bpro.bat scripts.

Posted by Tim Kuehn on 30-May-2014 09:56

We have a winner!

   DISPBANNER=no

did the trick.

Thx!

Posted by Garry Hall on 30-May-2014 09:56

Hmmm... mbpro.bat and bpro.bat also display the banner. So the DISPBANNER env var is your solution if you wish to keep using these scripts.

Posted by Brian K. Maher on 30-May-2014 09:56
Tim,
 
mpro isn't batch mode, mbpro is.
 
Brian
 
 
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From: Tim Kuehn [mailto:bounce-timk519@community.progress.com]
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2014 10:47 AM
To: TU.OE.Development@community.progress.com
Subject: RE: [Technical Users - OE Development] Suppressing the OE splash screen for a single session
 

To clarify -

I'm running a program in batch mode, which means it's the char client.

The command I'm running is:

mpro -pf %DIRPATH%/pf/FileName.pf -basekey "INI" -ininame %DIRPATHE%/bin/IniName.ini -param %1

There is a "splash screen" (or text chars) which shows at the start of the session - that's what I'm trying to eliminate as I'm using the output of this batch file to transfer information to an unrelated program through stdout.

This is what I'm seeing when the program starts up, and I want gone:

       @@@@@@   @@@@@@   @@@@@@@   @@@@@   @@@@@@   @@@@@@@   @@@@@    @@@@@

      @     @  @     @  @     @  @     @  @     @  @        @     @  @     @

     @     @  @     @  @     @  @        @     @  @        @        @

    @@@@@@   @@@@@@   @     @  @  @@@@  @@@@@@   @@@@@     @@@@@    @@@@@

   @        @   @    @     @  @     @  @   @    @              @        @

  @        @    @   @     @  @     @  @    @   @        @     @  @     @

 @        @     @  @@@@@@@   @@@@@   @     @  @@@@@@@   @@@@@    @@@@@

                          Progress Software Corporation

                                   14 Oak Park

                           Bedford, Massachusetts 01730

                                   781-280-4000

      PROGRESS is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation

                             Copyright 1984-2013

                       by Progress Software Corporation

                             All Rights Reserved

OpenEdge Release 11.3.1 as of Thu Sep 19 19:02:23 EDT 2013

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Posted by egarcia on 30-May-2014 09:57
Hello,

The mpro command is a batch file (mpro.bat).
There is an environment variable called DISPBANNER that you can set to no to suppress the banner.
You could also make your own batch file if you need to remove the display of the version information.
Alternatively, you could call _progres.

I hope this helps.
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[collapse]On 5/30/2014 10:47 AM, Tim Kuehn wrote:

To clarify -

I'm running a program in batch mode, which means it's the char client.

The command I'm running is:

mpro -pf %DIRPATH%/pf/FileName.pf -basekey "INI" -ininame %DIRPATHE%/bin/IniName.ini -param %1

There is a "splash screen" (or text chars) which shows at the start of the session - that's what I'm trying to eliminate as I'm using the output of this batch file to transfer information to an unrelated program through stdout.

This is what I'm seeing when the program starts up, and I want gone:

       @@@@@@   @@@@@@   @@@@@@@   @@@@@   @@@@@@   @@@@@@@   @@@@@    @@@@@

      @     @  @     @  @     @  @     @  @     @  @        @     @  @     @

     @     @  @     @  @     @  @        @     @  @        @        @

    @@@@@@   @@@@@@   @     @  @  @@@@  @@@@@@   @@@@@     @@@@@    @@@@@

   @        @   @    @     @  @     @  @   @    @              @        @

  @        @    @   @     @  @     @  @    @   @        @     @  @     @

 @        @     @  @@@@@@@   @@@@@   @     @  @@@@@@@   @@@@@    @@@@@

                          Progress Software Corporation

                                   14 Oak Park

                           Bedford, Massachusetts 01730

                                   781-280-4000

      PROGRESS is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation

                             Copyright 1984-2013

                       by Progress Software Corporation

                             All Rights Reserved

OpenEdge Release 11.3.1 as of Thu Sep 19 19:02:23 EDT 2013

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Posted by Peter Judge on 30-May-2014 09:59
In the batch scripts in %dlc%/bin for pro and mpro and friends, is the following
if "%DISPBANNER%"=="no" goto NOBANNER
   type "%DLC%"\hello
 
what happen if you set that variable to 'no'.
 
If you run _progress directly (ie from proenv or cli), there's no banner.
 
-- peter
 
 
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From: Mike Fechner [mailto:bounce-mikefechner@community.progress.com]
Sent: Friday, 30 May, 2014 10:50
To: TU.OE.Development@community.progress.com
Subject: [Technical Users - OE Development] AW: Suppressing the OE splash screen for a single session
 
11.3.1? ;-)

This is not considered the splash screen, if you ask me.

Von meinem Windows Phone gesendet

Von: Tim Kuehn
Gesendet: ‎30.‎05.‎2014 16:47
An: TU.OE.Development@community.progress.com
Betreff: RE: [Technical Users - OE Development] Suppressing the OE splash screen for a single session

To clarify -

I'm running a program in batch mode, which means it's the char client.

The command I'm running is:

mpro -pf %DIRPATH%/pf/FileName.pf -basekey "INI" -ininame %DIRPATHE%/bin/IniName.ini -param %1

There is a "splash screen" (or text chars) which shows at the start of the session - that's what I'm trying to eliminate as I'm using the output of this batch file to transfer information to an unrelated program through stdout.

This is what I'm seeing when the program starts up, and I want gone:

       @@@@@@   @@@@@@   @@@@@@@   @@@@@   @@@@@@   @@@@@@@   @@@@@    @@@@@

      @     @  @     @  @     @  @     @  @     @  @        @     @  @     @

     @     @  @     @  @     @  @        @     @  @        @        @

    @@@@@@   @@@@@@   @     @  @  @@@@  @@@@@@   @@@@@     @@@@@    @@@@@

   @        @   @    @     @  @     @  @   @    @              @        @

  @        @    @   @     @  @     @  @    @   @        @     @  @     @

 @        @     @  @@@@@@@   @@@@@   @     @  @@@@@@@   @@@@@    @@@@@

                          Progress Software Corporation

                                   14 Oak Park

                           Bedford, Massachusetts 01730

                                   781-280-4000

      PROGRESS is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation

                             Copyright 1984-2013

                       by Progress Software Corporation

                             All Rights Reserved

OpenEdge Release 11.3.1 as of Thu Sep 19 19:02:23 EDT 2013

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Posted by Tim Kuehn on 30-May-2014 10:00

[quote user="Brian K. Maher"]

Tim,
 
mpro isn't batch mode, mbpro is.
 
Brian
[/quote]
there's a "-b" in the .pf file which makes it batch.
Posted by Richard Shulman on 30-May-2014 10:03
Hello Tim,
 
I see what you mean Tim.
 
The word Progress (spelled out in a slanted format with the @ symbol used to spell each bigger letter).
 
 
 
 
 
 
        @@@@@@   @@@@@@   @@@@@@@   @@@@@   @@@@@@   @@@@@@@   @@@@@    @@@@@
       @     @  @     @  @     @  @     @  @     @  @        @     @  @     @
      @     @  @     @  @     @  @        @     @  @        @        @
     @@@@@@   @@@@@@   @     @  @  @@@@  @@@@@@   @@@@@     @@@@@    @@@@@
    @        @   @    @     @  @     @  @   @    @              @        @
   @        @    @   @     @  @     @  @    @   @        @     @  @     @
  @        @     @  @@@@@@@   @@@@@   @     @  @@@@@@@   @@@@@    @@@@@
 
                           Progress Software Corporation
                                    14 Oak Park
                            Bedford, Massachusetts 01730
                                    781-280-4000
 
       PROGRESS is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation
                              Copyright 1984-2013
                        by Progress Software Corporation
                              All Rights Reserved
 
OpenEdge Release 11.3 as of Wed Jul 17 16:47:54 EDT 2013
 
Nosplash doesn’t prevent it.
 
Use this instead:
 
Windows: SET DISPBANNER=no
Unix: display_banner=no;export display_banner
 
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From: Tim Kuehn [mailto:bounce-timk519@community.progress.com]
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2014 10:47 AM
To: TU.OE.Development@community.progress.com
Subject: RE: [Technical Users - OE Development] Suppressing the OE splash screen for a single session
 

To clarify -

I'm running a program in batch mode, which means it's the char client.

The command I'm running is:

mpro -pf %DIRPATH%/pf/FileName.pf -basekey "INI" -ininame %DIRPATHE%/bin/IniName.ini -param %1

There is a "splash screen" (or text chars) which shows at the start of the session - that's what I'm trying to eliminate as I'm using the output of this batch file to transfer information to an unrelated program through stdout.

This is what I'm seeing when the program starts up, and I want gone:

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Posted by Mike Fechner on 30-May-2014 10:05
Just for the record... This is the answer confirmed by the most OE development folks ever!

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Von: Tim Kuehn
Gesendet: ‎30.‎05.‎2014 16:57
An: TU.OE.Development@community.progress.com
Betreff: RE: [Technical Users - OE Development] Suppressing the OE splash screen for a single session

We have a winner!

   DISPBANNER=no

did the trick.

Thx!

Posted by Tim Kuehn on 30-May-2014 10:25

As a final note - the big banner's gone, I'm still seeing this:

  OpenEdge Release 11.3.1 as of Thu Sep 19 19:02:23 EDT 2013

I'm presuming this is from the binary and there's no way to get rid of it.....

Posted by Martha Lynch on 30-May-2014 10:25

We're passionate about our splash screens :)  Either that or we're trying to get in extra Community points by the end of the month.  ; )

Posted by Garry Hall on 30-May-2014 10:29

This comes from  type "%DLC%"\version in the .bat file. You'll have to edit that one out if you want it gone, or else write your own script.

Posted by Richard Shulman on 30-May-2014 10:33
Hello Tim,
 
That should be from the version file in %DLC%.
 
Just rename the version file.
 
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From: Tim Kuehn [mailto:bounce-timk519@community.progress.com]
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2014 11:26 AM
To: TU.OE.Development@community.progress.com
Subject: RE: [Technical Users - OE Development] Suppressing the OE splash screen for a single session
 

As a final note - the big banner's gone, I'm still seeing this:

  OpenEdge Release 11.3.1 as of Thu Sep 19 19:02:23 EDT 2013

I'm presuming this is from the binary and there's no way to get rid of it.....

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Posted by Richard Shulman on 30-May-2014 10:34
In the script is this:
:NOBANNER
   type "%DLC%"\version
   "%PROEXE%" -1 %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
 
Just change it to this:
:NOBANNER
   "%PROEXE%" -1 %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
 
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From: Garry Hall [mailto:bounce-gih@community.progress.com]
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2014 11:30 AM
To: TU.OE.Development@community.progress.com
Subject: RE: [Technical Users - OE Development] Suppressing the OE splash screen for a single session
 

This comes from  type "%DLC%"\version in the .bat file. You'll have to edit that one out if you want it gone, or else write your own script.

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Posted by Tim Kuehn on 30-May-2014 10:34

Ok, I think I've learned everything I could ever want to know about Char "splash" screens. :)

Thx everyone!

Posted by Thomas Mercer-Hursh on 30-May-2014 10:46

Curiously, I think it would have been obvious, if this question were asked about a Unix system, that the first thing one would have done is to look at the shell script and then set environment variables, modify the script, or create a new script to call the binary in the preferred fashion.  With Windows, there is a tendency to think of it as magic, not realizing that some of the same mechanisms are there.

Posted by Tim Kuehn on 30-May-2014 12:12

I made the mistake of assuming that Unix and Win* Progress worked the same when it came to the PROPATH environment variable.

Silly me.....Win* progress doesn't acknowledge the PROPATH env var, so it's got to be set in the .ini file or some other location.

That's why I didn't examine the batch files for the splash screen stuff...I was assuming the other issues would have similar answers.

Posted by Thomas Mercer-Hursh on 30-May-2014 12:44

Yes, that little detail with PROPATH is a mystery and certainly inclines one to think of it as magic.

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