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Hello

My application is in Visual basic 6.0

The objective of my taks is to use the shell command and invoke zip.exe for a set of files.

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1) Can I make this process blocking?
2) Can I zip files from the c:\windows\system32 folder?

Please let me know.
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Question by:Karthik_Seshagiri
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by:c0ldfyr3
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I don't understand either question but for the second I can't see why not?
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1), yes you can, _but_ you need to make sure the process that launches your process wait for it to finish!
2) as long as you have read access, sure
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by:Karthik_Seshagiri
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Thanks folks

Thanks all....

On Mark_FreeSoftware: point, please could you elaborate on point 1

1), yes you can, _but_ you need to make sure the process that launches your process wait for it to finish!
Please could you provide an example for the above point.

Thanks
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providing its your process launching the application, if you launch it with this your code stops executing until the process is finished

http://www.mvps.org/access/api/api0004.htm
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