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Executing an external application

Mohammad Talha
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Joined: Mar 15, 2002
Posts: 1
Hello,
is there any way by which we can execute an external file in the system whilst running the java program?
Matt Senecal
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Joined: Dec 01, 2000
Posts: 255
Sure. If "PATH_TO_TARGET" is a String that is the path to the external application (ex: "C:\Files\Temp\Test.exe"), you can run it this way:
Runtime.getRuntime().exec(PATH_TO_TARGET);
[ June 26, 2002: Message edited by: Matt Senecal ]

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