How do I execute a love file in command prompt?

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Ekamu
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How do I execute a love file in command prompt?

Post by Ekamu » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:56 am

So I'm using Windows 10.
I have a folder e.g TEST on drive C:
so its something like C:/Users/Ekamu/Desktop/TEST
I have a lnk to run love files. usually I would drag and drop.

in command prompt I can run the lnk with
love.lnk

and the no game runs (in same directory as my files)

I tried this in command prompt in windows 10
START love.lnk "TEST"
START "TEST" love.lnk

but the no game runs without executing the file. Is it specifically for .exe executables only? In Windows 8 I had no problems with executing files from command prompt with love.exe or love.lnk. Did they remove this feature?

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Re: How do I execute a love file in command prompt?

Post by Roland Chastain » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:51 am

Hello! It's very simple. For example:

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C:\Love\0.10.1\love.exe yourproject.love
or simply

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love.exe yourproject.love
if love.exe directory is in the PATH variable.

If your project is in a folder (and not a .love file), it's the same thing:

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love.exe yourproject

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Re: How do I execute a love file in command prompt?

Post by Ekamu » Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:17 am

Thanks it only works for .exe and not for .lnk

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Re: How do I execute a love file in command prompt?

Post by Roland Chastain » Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:56 am

Ekamu wrote:Thanks it only works for .exe and not for .lnk
But, if I may ask, why do you want to use a link in that case?

Another possibility is to use a command file, named (for example) love.cmd, with this line:

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C:\Love\0.10.1\love.exe %1
After that, you can drag and drop your project folder (or your .love file) on the command file, or call it in command prompt:

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love.cmd yourproject
or even

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love yourproject
This can be handy, for example, if you use different LÖVE versions.

Sorry if I didn't answered exactly your question. :)

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Re: How do I execute a love file in command prompt?

Post by zorg » Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:58 am

I personally use a file called "run.bat", that's in all my folders, with the path to the executable in it, and it runs main.lua. simple.
For example:
"e:\Portable Programs\love-0.10.1-win64\love.exe" .\
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