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Execute setup.exe with Java in html

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Please. I'm not very familier with Java programmimg and I need to write a command that executes "setup.exe" after the user clicked on a button in an html page
could you help me with the script?

Thanks allot!
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I don't think that you can do that from the HTML.
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Have a look at the following...
http://www.eggheadcafe.com/articles/20010329.asp

You can't really execute any programs directly.  If you have any activeX attached to that, then only you are allowed to do that.
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by:Mayank S
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Well, this is not much of a question for a Java expert to answer. Its more for an HTML expert to answer ;-) anyway, you cannot directly invoke an exe from an HTML if you're looking plainly at that.

One way could be -> the HTML contains an Applet tag -> the Applet has permissions and on init (), it starts a Runtime.exec () command which starts the exe -> he he, I'm being too imaginative, am I not ;-) ?
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by:rama_krishna580
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I think you cannot do in this case, and u can try using FTP application...

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by:maheshexp
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every browser will pop up when u will click on a file, and asks for users option to save or open it.....it's not a matter of java, it's a matter of HTML and the browser...
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by:Mayank S
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But he didn't ask about clicking and saving a file, did he? You mean to give a link to the setup.exe file and then ask the user to click on it to save/ open (run) it?
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by:doronb
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Do you need the code for a Java Applet that can do this?!
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Points - mmuruganandam.
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