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Re: command line parameter --index with MSYS2


Hi Greg,

I have been playing with MSYS2 and Zim in the last couple of days too. What is your problem with the --index exactly, do you have an error message?

I had a few issues with python3w.exe specifically under Windows 10: everything worked with python.exe but not with the w-variety. I wonder if it had anything to do with https://stackoverflow.com/questions/56974927/, because my error message was Access Denied. When I looked at the size of the python3w.exe it was exactly 0 bytes - no wonder it did not work, but why and how Windows 10 managed to do that is beyond me. I copied the python3w.exe from another Windows 7 box and everything began to work as expected, probably because by that time I already disabled a few things per the stackoverflow link above, or because Windows did not update itself yet ... I am not happy with Windows 10 at all.

Here are my command lines:

C:\msys64\mingw64\bin\python3w.exe C:\Zim\zim.py --index Notes
C:\msys64\mingw64\bin\python3w.exe C:\Zim\zim.py

To execute both in one click I would combine them both in a BAT file.


Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 11:35:10 AM, rapide.aston.martin@xxxxxxxxx wrote:

> Hello Zim Community,

> since lack of a portable MS Windows build, I'm running with
> https://github.com/jaap-karssenberg/zim-wiki/wiki/Install-Zim-0.70-or-Later-in-Windows

> This works pretty well - but I'd like to run "update index" each startup
> since the notebook is stored on cloud-storage (dropbox)

> My startup link is
> C:\Temp\msys64\mingw64\bin\python3w.exe "C:\Temp\prog\ZimDesktopWiki\zim.py"

> I had no success with --index in the startup link.

> Any hints appreciated.

> Thanks in advance,

> Greg