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Re^4: Application not staying open

Lynn Schmitt

Pedro, Thank you!  I genuinely appreciate the help that you have given me today.  

I now know what the problem is, just not entirely sure how to fix it after reading the manuals.  The manual says: "copy a desired input file into the file with name "input" and then run Firefly801.exe in the same directory where the "input" resides."  I do not have a text file named "input" or a file : input.inp I think I read on another "tutorial" that I need to create this, and windows also tells me that this file is missing.  I tried doing this, and I also tried it as a .bat . I believe that I am not saving it in the correct place.  Where exactly should it be saved?  

On Mon Jul 7 '14 11:40pm, Pedro Silva wrote
>to prevent the window from closing, add a "pause" instruction to the end of your  .bat file

>n Mon Jul 7 '14 10:09pm, Lynn Schmitt wrote
>>On Mon Jul 7 '14 9:02pm, Pedro Silva wrote
>>>On Mon Jul 7 '14 7:47pm, Lynn Schmitt wrote

>>>>In all honesty I am not amazing with computers, and have been really struggling with the installation of the program.  I extracted the files and unpacked the .rar, and now when I go to use the program it opens and then immediately shuts down. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong or if I missed something.  I would appreciate the advice.


>>>I assue you are using Windows. Create a text file with the commands (for example

>>>firefly  (or whatever name your executable has) -r -stdext -i name_of_input_file  -o name_of_output_file

>>>and save it with a name ending in a .bat extension. By clicking that .bat file, firefly will be invoked and use the selected input file .

>>>Good luck!

>>>Tha manuals are your friends!
>>>Pedro S.
>>Pedro, thank you for the tip I was able to create a .bat file,  I open it and "firefly" (I can't actually tell if it is the program running or not, I'm just trusting you) "runs"; however, I'm still having the issue of the program closes before I can read anything, (it is maybe open for a milisecond.) and no output file is being created.  Is this supposed to happen?

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