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Re: Calling windows programs

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  • Subject: [mg53575] Re: Calling windows programs
  • From: "Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 01:59:24 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Uni Leipzig
  • References: <csiokk$nnu$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


Run["mplay32 /play /close " <> file];
Run["del " <> file];

Run /@ {["mplay32 /play /close " <> file, "del " <> file}



"Erich Neuwirth" <erich.neuwirth at> schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
news:csiokk$nnu$1 at
> In Windows, I create a MIDI file from within Mathematica
> and then I want to play it and delete it with
> Run["mplay32 /play /close " <> file , "del " <> file]
> This does not work.
> The MIDI file  does not even play.
> When I omit the del command, things work.
> Is there a way to force Mathematica to wait before executing the second
> command until the first one has finished?
> I can solve my problem with a batch file, but I would prefer
> a Mathematica only solution.

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