Hello. I am a Sys Admin and have been using VBScript and Perl for some time and now looking into Java. Can you initiate a system call to the OS from within java. For example, sometimes in perl I use the system command which allows me to use some Windows native commands which are better in certain instances, like net use etc. I want to be able to run a java program from my machine and access files on remote machines to parse, getdata, etc. Those remote machines are 98% Windows and have the JRE 1.3 installed. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks in advance, Dave
posted 13 years ago
Use Runtime to do that. However it makes your code platform dependent.
To make it a little more platform independent, best way is to look for the executable at the path(s) you expect - if not found ask the user to locate the executable. Hope this helps.
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