[RH 2020] Batch generation with --cl hangs

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Jul 17, 2020 Jul 17, 2020

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In RH 2019 Classic, I had a batch file that used RHCL to generate 40 help modules in a row.

 

In RH 2020, I have adapted the file to use the new batch syntax (--cl), but it hangs after generating the first module. It looks like the program never exits, so it never moves on to the next command...

 

My new batch file looks like this:

"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe RoboHelp 2020\RoboHelp.exe" --cl "C:\technical_documentation\sophis\online_help_74\master_74\master_74.rhpj" -o "InvestOLH" -p "C:\ioana\help_builds\value_rh_2020"

 

"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe RoboHelp 2020\RoboHelp.exe" --cl "C:\technical_documentation\sophis\online_help_74\basics_74\basics_74.rhpj" -o "InvestOLH" -p "C:\ioana\help_builds\value_rh_2020\mergedProjects\basics_74"

 

The master_74 project gets generated succesfully, I get the following lines in the log... and it just stops there.

[...]

Updating mergedProjects/user_rights_settings_72/whatsnew/whatsnew.htm...
Applying screen layout page (Topic) to topics...
Processing full-text search data...
Search index generation complete.
Output generation successful.
Compilation complete.

 

I'm guessing it's a bug, but first I want to check with the hive mind... maybe I'm doing something wrong. Each individual command works fine.

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Adobe Employee , Jul 20, 2020 Jul 20, 2020
Hi Ioana_St, Batch generation from command line has some issues in 2020 release. We have resolved it for update 1. Sorry about the trouble. Thanks, Vivek

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 17, 2020 Jul 17, 2020

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The About RoboHelp sample project has information about Command Line Generation.

 

Please use the blue Reply button at the top to help me help you. The black Reply link nests replies and they sort out of order.

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Jul 17, 2020 Jul 17, 2020

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Yes, I am using the syntax explained in the documentation. The last section in the Command Line Generation topic in the About RoboHelp project says:

 

Generating Multiple Outputs

You can create a batch file to generate multiple outputs.

 

I have created such a batch file and it is not working. Only the first output gets generated.

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Jul 20, 2020 Jul 20, 2020

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Hi Ioana_St,

Batch generation from command line has some issues in 2020 release. We have resolved it for update 1. Sorry about the trouble.

Thanks,

Vivek

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Explorer ,
Aug 15, 2020 Aug 15, 2020

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Hi Vivek,

 

Is Update 1 with the resolution for this command line issue available? My team is holding off on our upgrade to the 2020 release until we know that it is working. If it is not available, do you have a date for its availability?

 

Thanks,

Alan

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 09, 2020 Sep 09, 2020

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It is available now. You can download from

https://www.adobe.com/support/robohelp/downloads.html

 

List of issues fixed and new features can be seen on this page

https://helpx.adobe.com/robohelp/kb/fixed-issues.html

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Sep 09, 2020 Sep 09, 2020

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Thanks, Vivek.

 

Regards,

Alan

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Aug 16, 2020 Aug 16, 2020

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Explorer ,
Aug 19, 2020 Aug 19, 2020

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Hi Amebr, 

 

Sorry, it's not clear what the link provided has to do with the availability of Batch generation with --cl hangs?

 

Alan

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Aug 19, 2020 Aug 19, 2020

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In that thread Vivek said "next few weeks" or suchlike for the update.

 

Please use the blue Reply button at the top to help me help you. The black Reply link nests replies and they sort out of order.

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