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Need to dynamically populate an array

 
Matt Peterson
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What I want to do is to dynamically populate an array in jsp by calling a unix script that returns the array elements. I don't need to know how to write the script or the array. I just need to know how to execute the script from jsp and to populate the array.

This is really a repeat of the same post I made earlier that was moved to linux/unix. But it is not the unix portion that I am confused about.
Thanks,
-Matt.
 
William Brogden
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You will have to execute the Unix script using one of the many Java Runtime exec() method variants, and parse the output stream from the script to fill your array.
Hint: get this debugged by using a stand alone Java application, MUCH simpler than starting with a JSP. My servlets book has an example calling a Perl script.
Bill
 
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