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I’ve been working on a bash script to run with MSYS on windows, that should be able to launch a test and get me the report in html report. But all I’ve managed to do was launch the terminal without anything configured.
using a config file similar to:
; start strategy tester TestExpert=<full path to .ex5 file> TestExpertParameters=<full path to .set file> TestSymbol=WDOV22 TestPeriod=H1 TestModel=2 TestSpread=0 TestOptimization=false TestDateEnable=true TestFromDate=2022.01.01 TestToDate=2022.06.06 TestReport=<full path to non existing file without extension> TestReplaceReport=true TestShutdownTerminal=true
If I go to a PowerShell window and run:
.terminal64.exe "<fullpath to config file>"
.terminal64.exe /config:"<fullpath to config file>"
.terminal64.exe /portable /config:"<fullpath to config file>"
And other variations, all that happens is that MetaTrader5 opens, no test is executed, the configuration on the tester is unchanged and so on.
1-Anyone managed to do something similar? All answers in this forum seem really outdated and the documentation is quite confusing.
2-Is there some specific encoding required for the .ini file? Does it need to be ASCII or does UTF-8 suffices?
3-Does the /portable flag even work? Is it necessary?
4-Am I doing something absurdly wrong? Doesn’t MT5 give some hint somehow of what I could be doing wrong?
5-The journal says cloud servers are off, but I am trying to test locally anyway.
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