[Geany-Users] ? Capturing context_action's output

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Wed Sep 12 22:48:00 UTC 2018

On Thu, 13 Sep 2018 at 01:42, <e2qb2a44f at prolan-power.hu> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there any way to capture the "context action"'s output?
> (And show it in the Messages tab, as for "Find in files".)
> Is
>  context_action_cmd=grep "%s" /some/dir
> (or similar, i.e. console commands) valid at all?
> (Currently does not seem to work.. Nothing happens..)

Context actions do not collect the results of the subprocess nor
monitor its completion, they are intended for external actions, the
example given in the manual is opening a browser page for the selected

Custom commands substitute their output in the text, build commands
show their output in the compiler window, but currently there is no
user controllable command that shows its results in the message

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