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I want to execute a batfile (made in DOS) from netscape. The batfile contains stuff like (it is supposed to delete files/images on the harddisk):
"cd\
cd programs
cd cache
del *.jpg"
How can I run this batfile? Is there a script I can create or ???

The script should be made with a minimum of usercommands
(the users who are to use this deleting file are not familiar with Internet)

Hope you can help me on this one...

Redrum
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There was a bug in MSIE 3.01 that allows you to execute commands on users' systems - but by and large, allowing programmers to delete files from the user's drive is something software firms want to guard against.  (If you can delete cached graphics, what's to stop someone else from deleting .dll files, or everything on the drive, for that matter?)

Moreover, while it's possible, through various WWW scripting and programming languages, to have read-access to files on the user's drive, write (and delete)  access is largely prevented by the common gateway interface - it would be a *huge* security hole if it weren't.

And so, the short answer is "no" - BUT you may be able to find a solution to your needs if you approach it from a different angle (All I can tell from your question is that you want to delet files off the users' systems.)
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