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DOS Window

Mathew Kuruvilla
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Joined: Nov 27, 2001
Posts: 135
How can I launch a dos window and execute a batch file from the actionPerformed method of an ActionListener?
Ulas Ergin
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Joined: Oct 10, 2002
Posts: 77
you might want to investigate Runtime.exec
Mathew Kuruvilla
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Joined: Nov 27, 2001
Posts: 135
Runtime.exec worked but the way that I did it for DOS and UNIX was different.
Runtime r = Runtime.getRuntime();
if (System.getProperty("os.name").startsWith("Windows"))
sb.append("cmd /C start ").append(instaldir).append("\\MAT\\Kuruvi\\lla\\bin\\runSimulator.bat -p ").append(port);
else
sb.append("xterm -e ksh ").append(instaldir).append("/MAT/Kuruvi/lla/bin/runSimulator.sh -p ").append(port);

r.exec(sb.toString());

The ksh script for unix did not begin with a #! (hashbang) so I had to begin the command with 'ksh'. If the script had had a hashbang at the beginning, maybe I could have run the script straight away.
 
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