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How to play a sound from the shell with java ?

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Simple... I am using Linux and Java.

In C++ I can make a program that calls a system function and allows me to play a sound from the shell. The call to the system function is:

System("play mysound.wav");

Is it there any way to do the same thing with Java... so I could call the same "play" function from the shell and the sound will be played ?

If there is some class I need to include, please tell me and tell me how.

Do not send me to complicated plages or give me some complicated code... I guess it should be simple.
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Use Runtime.exec();
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Process p = Runtime.getRuntime().exec(command);
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It does not work

 Use Runtime.exec();
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Runtime.getRuntime().exec("play mysound.wav");
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what command did you try?
Try using the full path to the executable and sound file.
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Runtime.getRuntime().exec("play mysound.wav");

That command does not work... I have another one now which is more complicated, but works.

Runtime sound = Runtime.getRuntime();
sound.exec("play alarm.wav");

I share the code with you.
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by:Tommy Braas
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>> Runtime sound = Runtime.getRuntime();
>> sound.exec("play alarm.wav");

Is functionally the same as:

>> Runtime.getRuntime().exec("play alarm.wav");

That is what we suggested, except that you're using "play alarm.wav". We merely based our responses on what you had provided in your question.
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