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Old 06-14-2005, 12:30 AM   #1
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Running shell script within a C or C++ program

Hi, I have a shell script that I'd like to execute from within a C++ program. For example, I need to access the man command, the redirection operator, and a command that converts a ps file to a pdf. If I can run my bash script from within a C++ binary this would take care of it. So would running each command from within the C++ program. I could also probably do this in C, but I'm not as familiar with C as I am with C++.

Thanks much!
Old 06-14-2005, 12:42 AM   #2
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Make sure you've included cstdlib.

then do this:


if your batch file is in the path you can do


system(const char*); basically runs an executable.
Old 06-15-2005, 09:14 PM   #3
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Thanks, that worked great!


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