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Old 08-17-2006, 05:54 AM   #1
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shell scripts ...--can it be called with in a c program

mates ia hav a problem

-- can i call a shell script from a c program ?
Old 08-17-2006, 06:05 AM   #2
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sure you can, there is a function called system(). Searh for it.
you could probably do this system("sh");
what system does is execute the command as your terminal.
Old 08-17-2006, 07:43 AM   #3
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Certainly you can as described above with "system" call !
Be aware that a separate task is opened from the OS with all overhead required, so this might work out for calls that are not performance critical !


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