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How to run an external application

Posted on 1998-08-12
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I would like to run an external application, and or give a commmand from within my MS Visual c++ program.

At the moment the command I'd like to issue is "IPCONFIG > stat.dat"
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You can use the system() function from the C runtime library:

system("IPCONFIG >STAT.DAT");

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I think there are more ways to run programs than there are programs to run   : - )

You also might want to consider CreateProcess() or the exec() class of functions  (there are about 10 of them).  Each way has its own merits.
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