using javascript to run command line commands

Posted on 2004-04-09
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
hi, i have a series of perl forms which collect data from a user and then run's a program. once the program is finished i would like to run a open the command line and run pro/engineer on the client's machine. i have done this using visual basic script but i have used javascript for other constraints on my forms so i thought i would try to stick with that. so i guess my question is what is the javascript equivalent of the wshShell command in vbs. and how can i have javascript run pro/e AFTER my first program is complete.

any help will be greatly appreciated!

thanks all!
Question by:jlm661
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ID: 10793666
hi jlm661.

look here:
JS example:
   var ws = new ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");

VBS example:

<script language="VBScript">
    Set shell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

Author Comment

ID: 10793720
now does this script have to be inserted in the <head></head> of my page....if so how do i tell it to run those commands AFTER my other code??? thanks for the really quick reply :)
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devic earned 2000 total points
ID: 10793763
write a function, and call it as you need.
function runit()
      var ws = new ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");



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