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how to run a .bat file from java program.

Neeba Rebbaca
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Joined: Oct 21, 2008
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A .bat file will be running in the system. If the bat file is not running, i want to run it from my java program. my problem here is how to detect whether the .bat file is runninf or not??
Pavan Kumar Dittakavi
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Joined: Feb 12, 2011
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I Googled and I could fin this method "window.enumerateProcess". Apparently this returns the handles of all currently running processes!..may be you could check on this

Henry Wong

Joined: Sep 28, 2004
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Instead of going to the Windows API, which will require that you go through something like JNI, it may be easier just to use runtime exec, and call the windows "tasklist" command.


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