This is quite a reach, but File Options can be set to run a script when the file opens. So the command line can launch filemaker and this option can run your script. If the command line is part of a batch file, FileMaker might be able to import that batch file as text and parse the parameter data from the text file...
Thanks Phil ... yeah. You have taken me back to the original design:
1. save the key to a text file
2. fire up the FM file
3. auto-run a script to pulls data from the file.
It works, but it is crude. I was hoping with the newer versions that something more direct & elegant could be done!
Thanks for your input ... SCOOP :)
Thanks Phil. Good idea -- I'll submit a suggestion. Thanks!