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Re: Re: Run, RunThrough on OSX?


Why not this?

Date[]
{2005,1,6,23,59,42.7903763}

Bobby

On Thu, 6 Jan 2005 22:00:41 -0500 (EST), Christopher Purcell <chris.purcell at drdc-rddc.gc.ca> wrote:

> Run is returning a status code and not the date. If you pipe the output
> of data to a file
> and read it, you will get your date. I recall an example in the
> newsgroup archives where
> this is done in a one-liner but here is something that will get you
> started.
>
> log=$Failed;
> status=Run["date>junk.txt"];
> If[status==0,
> (log=ReadList["junk.txt",Record];
> DeleteFile["junk.txt"];),Null];
> log
>
> Christopher Purcell
> DRDC-Atlantic, 9 Grove St., PO Box 1012,
> Dartmouth NS B2Y 3Z7 Canada
> christopherpurcell at mac.com
>
>
> On Jan 6, 2005, at 3:52 AM, 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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