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opening excel from java

 
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On Mac excel can be opened by command like
open -a 'Microsoft Excel'
However when using the same from java:
Runtime.getRuntime().exec("open -a 'Microsoft Excel'");
This fails. Any ideas?
 
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I've never actually tried running any OS command like this (on OS X or any other system), but you might try specifying the full path to the application as in:



not sure if that's the issue or not, but it's the first thing I'd give a try.
 
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Could it be that you don't need the single quotes around the application name? From the command line you wouldn't have them.

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