Posts in Category "Command line tools"

Stupid Flex tricks: undocumented fcsh commands

I just recently discovered that there are several undocumented commands for fcsh, the command line compiler shell.

If you don’t know what fcsh is… it’s a simple shell environment for compiling Flex apps and libraries from the command line. Basically, it speeds up the compilation significantly. You can read more about it here:

http://livedocs.adobe.com/flex/3/html/help.html?content=compilers_32.html

The undocumented commands (and by “undocumented”, I mean they aren’t in the help system’s doc on fcsh or listed in the fcsh online “help” command output) are:

  • cp (copy)
  • mv (move)
  • touch (change timestamp)
  • rm (delete/remove)

The syntax is pretty straightforward, but if you want to spend a few minutes documenting them, we’ll happily add a link to your blog or web site from the Adobe help.

matt

Two new tools: Flex Ant tasks and Flex compiler shell

Check out the wiki pages for two new command-line tools that we are releasing on Labs:

  • Flex Ant tasks — Makes building your large projects much easier with the mxmlc, flex, and html-wrapper custom Ant tasks.
  • Flex compiler shell — Compiles Flex apps quicker because it loads the framework classes into memory.

Enjoy. Deploy.