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Re: Calling a MS-DOS command

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  • Subject: [mg56892] Re: [mg56868] Calling a MS-DOS command
  • From: Swati Shah <swatshah at>
  • Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 01:46:17 -0400 (EDT)
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  • Reply-to: Swati Shah <swatshah at>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hi Luc,
Thanks for the response
Is it also possible to call a non-standard command from DOS in
Mathematica? I have a software that I would like to run (from
mathematica), and to run it one does it using a dos command. And this
command is what i would like to call in from Mathematica.

Thanks again


On 5/8/05, Barthelet, Luc <lucb at> wrote:
> In the help system under 'System interface':'File system' you will find:
> DeleteFile
> CopyFile.
> You can also find in 'System interface':'External Commands' the function
> Run
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Swati Shah [mailto:swatshah at]
To: mathgroup at
> Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2005 8:10 AM
> Subject: [mg56892] [mg56868] Calling a MS-DOS command
> 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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