We have a bunch of python scripts that need to be activated periodically, on local as well as server machines. I also have a bunch of handy bash scripts I use to migrate client wordpress projects to export databases, compress directories, etc which the FTP node can perhaps download.
Could they be a node that lets you run a shell command and proceeds based on the response?
Now, you can extend this capability to other systems using SSH (see here for a good sampling of remote SSH command execution scripts) or you can take a look at a more robust system like Ansible to manage the remote sessions.
I would agree with @jan. That would probably be the best way to do it as the processes inside the docker container are unaware that it is on the same system and it sees the “host” system as a separate system all together.
mshta vbscript:Execute("msgbox ""this is an action"", 0,""action"":Close")
This is to open a OS-dependent message box via this n8n node.
However, although the command execution is a success, there is no expected pop-up message box.
The same command works as expected under Command Prompt.
Not sure how you run n8n exactly and not experience with windows any more but can not imagine that it works as n8n runs it in a totally different process which will probably not be able to display anything.
Sadly nothing. n8n was simply not created for that. So can right now not think of a good way to do that.
As soon as the wait-branch got merged could you make the workflow wait until a web form got filled. That form could the send the information to a webhook and which then starts the workflow again.