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James Zukowski

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Piped character count
« on: September 03, 2020, 02:51:17 PM »
While we can get where we are when outputing to a serial file by checking KEC() for the file, is there a way to determine how many characters have been sent to a piped channel? If I open (ch)"|process_prog...", can I know how much went out before I close (ch)?

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Re: Piped character count
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2020, 10:34:21 AM »

I would be interested if there is an internal value that tracks this, but I just use a variable, reset a the time of Pipe open, and add the size (len) of the payload before I write it to the pipe channel.