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Closing Applications

james wilson
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Joined: Nov 17, 2001
Posts: 15
I currently use the follownig code to open a browser from my application;
Runtime rt = Runtime.getRuntime();
Process proc = rt.exec("c:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\IEXPLORE.EXE");
What I want to do is also to be able to close this appliation from my Java application, is this possible?
To take this a step further, is it possible to close any other application that is running, even if you don't know what is running?
Thanks in advance
James
John Dale
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Joined: Feb 22, 2001
Posts: 399
The API documentation seems to say that after
Process child=Runtime.getRuntime().exec(command);
you could
child.destroy();
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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