exec() a DOS program
Posted on 1998-06-15
Im trying to use the exec() from the java.lang.Runtime package to execute a DOS program.
I havent had any problems with starting up a Windows95 executable (ie: notepad) but when
I try to execute an executable that starts a DOS program or a batch file there are no exceptions but
the interpreter just hangs (more like ignores because I can do other things in the program).
Im just using it like:
Runtime r= Runtime.getRuntime();
r.exec("C:\\dos\\prog.exe"); // I also would like to be able to run a batch file from here
Is this possible?