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Re: Questions on "Calling PC Commands from RPG" article



fixed

Dan,

Someone else already suggested a way around this in an earlier post.
Rather than sending e.g. "mailto:a@xxxxx";, try "start mailto:a@xxxxx";.
This certainly works for me if I try to type these into cmd.exe.  I haven't
tried from a Java program using rt.exec, but there's no reason why it
shouldn't work...

I'm not entirely sure why/how this works though, I cannot find a start.exe
that this is running?

Hope this helps,

Nigel Gay,
Computer Patent Annuities.



                                                                           
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On 10/27/05, Walden H. Leverich <WaldenL@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> You need to get the shell to process your request.


I figured they were two different animals. CMD.EXE can handle .com, .exe,
.bat, etc. The "shell" can handle these as well as URL ... commands(?),
i.e.,
mailto:, http:, etc.? Right?

So, the magic question becomes, how do I do this? I see in the java source
there are a few statements that catch my eye that seem to be related to
actually processing the command:
Runtime rt = Runtime.getRuntime();
Process ps = rt.exec(Command_To_Execute);

Are there "shell" processes that can supplant cmd.exe usage?

TIA, Dan
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