Launch and executable file inside an Erlang Program

Salvador Alcaraz <>
Sat Jun 30 19:43:55 CEST 2001


The complete sintax of os:cmd/1 is:


CommandOut = os:cmd(command),

for example:

CommandOut = os:cmd("ls"),

execute the 'ls' command (I think, in background) and return the result as
a string.


I need that the command/application opens a new shell, execute its
instrucctions and when finish, it close the shell and return to Erlang
program.


Is it possible?

Thank you

salva



On Sat, 30 Jun 2001, Håkan Stenholm wrote:

> Why not use os:cmd/1, this will run a.out or any other 
> command/application in unix.
> 





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