External command

Specifies a command string that launches a command on each individual file within the ZIP file. The command is executed for each AFP file in the ZIP file before it is combined into a single AFP file.

Format:

Length

1-3072 characters (bytes); special characters are permitted

Restrictions

Case-sensitive

Database name

Job.AfpZip.ExternalCommand

Usage notes:

  • The program you provide must always expect the AFP file as the last argument. For example, to pass the job number to the program named myscript , enter /aiw/aiw1/bin/myscript ${Job.ID} for the External command property. When the step executes for job 10000045, the command is resolved to /aiw/aiw1/bin/myscript 10000045/aiw/aiw1/spool/default/10000045/eachAFPfileinthezip.afp
  • External command is a positional job property. For information about using positional job properties, refer to the Information Center.
 
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