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Calling a MS-DOS command

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  • Subject: [mg56868] Calling a MS-DOS command
  • From: Swati Shah <swatshah at>
  • Date: Sun, 8 May 2005 02:10:18 -0400 (EDT)
  • Reply-to: Swati Shah <swatshah at>
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Hi everyone,

I would like to call some DOS commands from Mathematica like 

delete ("tmp.txt")
copy filea to fileb

Is this possible in Mathematica? I have been looking at the
documentation but am not having a lot of luck.

Thanks in advance

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