timeout on input prompt

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Azura Hashim
Azura Hashim on 18 Aug 2018
Answered: Jan on 20 Aug 2018
I need to implement a timeout on an input prompt. I have found similar questions but all the answers implement a dialog box. Can someone point out how to implement the timeout on a plain command line input prompt? Thanks.
dpb on 18 Aug 2018
timeout functions only for an instrument object; has nothing to do with user input/output...

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Jan on 20 Aug 2018
You can try to use a timer and FEX: inputemu to emulate the pressing of the Return key after a certain delay. This needs some tricks to distinguish it from regular hit of Return e.g. if the user tried to input "1.23" but the timeout sends the key after "1.2" already.
I would certainly stay away from such tricks. Such magic behavior can be very annoying, when it disturbs the user input. The command window is not the right location for such smart tricks.

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