RunThrough on Windows 2000

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg45348] RunThrough on Windows 2000*From*: Harold.Noffke at wpafb.af.mil (Harold Noffke)*Date*: Thu, 1 Jan 2004 05:54:39 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Group: On my Windows 2000 system, I have a 1991 MS-DOS application called "MKS Toolkit". It has a Unix "cat" command. Here's some interesting results with Mathematica 5.0. If I use the example in the Mathematica Book, I get ... In[60]:= RunThrough ["cat", 123] Out[60]= 123 after a brief flash of the Mathematica-launched DOS box. If I embellish this example a bit, I get ... In[61]:= RunThrough ["cat", 123+456] Out[61]= 579 These are not the results I expected, as when this 1991 "cat" is typed directly into the MKS DOS box I get ... C:\MKS> cat 123 cat: 123: no such file or directory and ... C:\MKS> cat 123+456 cat: 123+456: no such file or directory I'm baffled. Does this make sense to anyone? Harold

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: RunThrough on Windows 2000***From:*Yasvir Tesiram <tesiramy@omrf.ouhsc.edu>