filename construction and Unix shell command
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- Subject: [mg4442] filename construction and Unix shell command
- From: Michael Schaferkotter <schaferk at tennessee.nrlssc.navy.mil>
- Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996 03:30:41 -0400
- Organization: sverdrup technology inc.
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
greetings: i would like to execute unix shell command from Mma: (!somecommmand ) as an argument to the command, i would like to construct various pathnames.... /a/b/c/file1 /a/b/c/file2 ... et. al. so define: cdir = "/a/b/c/" onefile = StringJoin[cdir,"file1"]; twofile = StringJoin[cdir,"file2"]; !somecommand onefile complaints about the evaluation of the expression onefile: "/a/b/c/file1" what the shell command would like is: !somecommand /a/b/c/file1 so how do we build the pathname and still satisfy the shell command? thanx m. r. ps. i tried all manner of ToCharacterCode, ToExpression, etc., that i could think of. m. r. schaferkotter sverdrup technology, inc. stennis space center, MS schaferk at tennessee.nrlssc.navy.mil ==== [MESSAGE SEPARATOR] ====