What is in your opinion the easiest way to start a Flow with payload on a "remote" (=Raspberry Pi on same network) Node-Red server from my Windows PC that works with CMD or Powershell?
I always KISS (Keep it simple, stupid) my projects, so NO: PATH-variables, no package-managers (pip/choco/etc) - especially on windows they are a pain in the ; No permanent skript running in background on my PC; No digging into the RasPi file structure or installing anything in addition to node-red; No putting things into autostart on either machine. For all those are things that will be hard to remember and replicate when I change my Pi or my PC in a few years time.
I found some CMD-tools that would require some of the above or which would store config-Data in the User-Folder; i found threads that ended in installing the full mosquitto package in order to get a single MQTT-command that can be run with .bat or .ps2-files. Of course without the proper documentation alongside on how to actually use this command. And mostly i found solutions for Node-RED installs on windows, which is not the situation I'm in.
I simply wan't to add a node and have a CMD or Powershell command to speak to it over the network. I refuse to believe that there isn't a stable, simple solution within mighty Node-Red and the mighty-er Windows Powershell. I probably just don't see it. I would also consider downloading a .exe into the same Folder as the .bat/.ps2 files and running it with different parameters. This is accaptable as i can leave the Folder on my NAS and it will just work once i change my PC or i add another one to my home.
My Onkyo AV-Reciever is controllable with the eiscp-node. I want to fully control the in- and outputs of my AVR with batch-files (listening to music over speakers -> a wild discord-call appears -> click -> sound now comes from headphones). This requires the PC to change its output and the AVR to change its input and output.
I have managed to control my AVR with the eiscp node, this project is just an expansion of already working stuff. I already have a DIY ESP8266 Repeater in the Kitchen that accepts IR-Commands from the AVR Remote and sends it to NodeRed via MQTT. NodeRed then uses eiscp.
I also have successfully written .bat-Files that allow me to choose the audio output of my PC. I would like to have those same batch-Files send a command to my Flow so that I can change the in- and output on my reciever as well. How am I to accomplish this? I don't care. As long as the solution "stays within one folder".
I hope I made clear what I'm trying to do, now that I have an account here I will try to help others as well, this forum is awesome!