Re: [Evolution] Filter problems when running shell command...

On Wed, 2020-05-06 at 17:11 +0100, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:

Thank you so much for your suggestions, Patrick - my replies inline:

The log shows that the script is being called, so the problem isn't
with Evolution but with the script itself.

However, isn't this in the end still some problem/bug in Evolution? Shouldn't it work? For example, if I define shortcut keys in Gnome (on Ubuntu 19.10) to execute shell commands in the same way, they always work, without exception.

 I would check that the
script always has access to the right output channel when it's run.
This could fail randomly if Evo calls it asynchronously (via the
filter) but wouldn't fail if being called synchronously (from the
command line). That's just a guess as I don't know how Evo actually
does this.

do you know who would know this in detail? Executing external scripts is a crucial feature for me.

IOW I think you need to put some logging into the script itself.

I tried this:
(begin script)
echo "\\n\\nI was called at $(date)" >> ~/temp/received_mail_from_john.log
espeak "Why am I only read out loud sometimes, and not always?" >> ~/temp/received_mail_from_john.log 2>&1
(end script)

However, this does not have any effect, because if the script is not called, it also seems not to write anything to the log. So I still can't find out what happens when it does not work. Or did you mean some other kind of logging?


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