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Re: Call external Windows/win32 executable

by bofh_of_oz (Hermit)
on Jul 07, 2005 at 12:54 UTC ( #473079=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Call external Windows/win32 executable

You can use
$exitcode = system('path/to/your/file.exe arg1 arg2');

It will run the EXE, it will wait until it completes, AND you'll get the exit status...

An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it...

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Re^2: Call external Windows/win32 executable
by Ultra (Hermit) on Jul 07, 2005 at 13:04 UTC
    $exitcode = system('path/to/your/file.exe arg1 arg2'); $exitcode = $exitcode >> 8;

    see system for details.

    Dodge This!
Re^2: Call external Windows/win32 executable
by mosh (Scribe) on Jul 07, 2005 at 13:03 UTC
    I thought that "system" command work only in *nix OS, Do it work in Win OS as well ?


      Yes, it works ;-)

      Dodge This!

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