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Re: Run, RunThrough on OSX?

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  • Subject: [mg53345] Re: Run, RunThrough on OSX?
  • From: William K Reinholtz <kirk.reinholtz at>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2005 22:00:47 -0500 (EST)
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  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


The Run help says that on most operating systems you will get the text 
back, but not all.  For example if you do this on OSX Run["/bin/date > 
/tmp/x"] you will find /tmp/x contains the date, so the command did 
run.  So perhaps what you want to do is first run your command, then 
read in a file containing the result.

On Jan 5, 2005, at 11:52 PM, m. r. schaferkotter wrote:

> greetings:
> Run and RunThrough on OSX don/t seem to work as indicated in the Help
> Browser or the Mathematica Book.
> Run["date"]
> -1
> instead of the date.
> on Solaris the functionality is there:
> In[1]:= Run["date"]
> Wed Jan  5 20:42:13 CST 2005
> also the shell escape doesn/t seem to work.
> can anyone explain why this should be the case?
> m. r.

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