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can we run a Batch file from our java program

 
karthik sreeram
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Hi,
I want to know how to run a .bat file or .cmd file by using a java program,my batch file may consist of some MS DOS commands like

dir
cd c:\kkk\.........
help
javac


some more like this .........

please reply me if you know about it.
 
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Hi,

Welcome to JavaRanch!

See the family of methods named "exec()" in the java.lang.Runtime class; they allow you to run external programs from Java. You'll need to run the command shell with the batch file as an argument, like "cmd.exe /c batch.bat".
 
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