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Old 11-14-2001
Question Java program calling a UNIX command

I was wondering if it was possible to call a unix command directly from a Java program during run-time. This command could very very basic e.g. "ps -ef" returned as a string, all I need is a starting place so if anyone has any suggestion or examples I would be very grateful
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Old 11-14-2001
A good example of what you want is at...

...the code snippit...

// run the Unix "ps -ef" command

Process p = Runtime.getRuntime().exec("ps -ef");

BufferedReader stdInput = new BufferedReader(new

BufferedReader stdError = new BufferedReader(new

// read the output from the command

System.out.println("Here is the standard output of the command:\n");
while ((s = stdInput.readLine()) != null) {

// read any errors from the attempted command

System.out.println("Here is the standard error of the command (if any):\n");
while ((s = stdError.readLine()) != null) {

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Old 11-15-2001
That does the trick nicelySmilie
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