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.
Applying screen layout page (Topic) to topics...
Processing full-text search data...
Search index generation complete.
Output generation successful.
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.
The About RoboHelp sample project has information about Command Line Generation.
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.
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?
It is available now. You can download from
List of issues fixed and new features can be seen on this page
Sorry, it's not clear what the link provided has to do with the availability of Batch generation with --cl hangs?
In that thread Vivek said "next few weeks" or suchlike for the update.