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execute dos commands

Posted on 2001-06-07
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How can I execute a dos command from Delphi

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Question by:AngelFireMateo
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Mohammed Nasman earned 50 total points
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Hello

 you can do that by use WinExcu to open new instance of command.com follow by dos command that u want to use

WinExec('command.com /c dir',sw_ShowNormal);


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Mohammed Nasman
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by:AngelFireMateo
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is there another way????
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by:moorrees
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Yes there is, this is the dos way ->


//Defines
  char prog[256];
  char *path;
 
//First find the path of the file you want  to execute
   path = searchpath("file.exe");

// create the prog as
   AnsiString command=path;

   int result=spawnlp ( P_NOWAIT,
                        path,
                        path,
                        params,
                        NULL );
  if (result != -1)
  {  Close();
  }
  else
  //something went wrong
}
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by:inthe
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depends on what command your trying to do,often theres another way ,like instead of dos copy there copyfile() etc..
what command are you trying to use ?
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by:AngelFireMateo
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I want  to do it in Delphi not in C
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by:inthe
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do what ?
(i mean what commands in particular?)
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by:CrazyOne
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Yeah, what is the commands you want to pass? It makes a difference in how you go about doing it.
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by:kretzschmar
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?

winexec('command.com /c dir /on /p',SW_SHOWNORMAL);

shows the current directory sorted by name pagewise
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by:AngelFireMateo
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Thanks a lot that's what I was looking for
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