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5462bd2002-08-09Martin Nilsson  border="0" alt="next" ></a> <br /> </td> </tr> </table> <h1>Method Process.popen()</h1> <hr /> <dl class='group--doc'> <dt class='head--type'><span class='homogen--type'>Method</span> <span class='homogen--name'><b>popen</b></span> </dt>
c3869d2004-05-10Martin Nilsson <dd><p><code><code class='datatype'>string</code> <b><span class='method'>popen</span>(</b><code class='datatype'>string</code> <code class='argument'>command</code><b>)</b></code></p></dd>
c9baea2004-05-01Dan Nelson  <dt class='head--doc'>Description</dt>
471cf12005-02-10Martin Stjernholm <dd class='body--doc'><p>Executes <a class='ms reference' href='../../predef_3A_3A/Process/popen.html'>command</a> as a shell statement ("<code class='expr'>/bin/sh&nbsp;-c &nbsp;<a&nbsp;class='ms&nbsp;reference'&nbsp;href='../../predef_3A_3A/Process/popen.html'>command</a></code>" for Unix, "<code class='expr'>cmd&nbsp;/c&nbsp;<a&nbsp;class='ms&nbsp;reference'&nbsp;href='../../predef_3A_3A/Process/popen.html'>command</a></code>" for Windows), waits until it has finished and returns the result as a string.</p> </dd> <dt class='head--doc'>See also</dt> <dd class='body--doc'><p><a class='ms reference' href='../../predef_3A_3A/Process/system.html'>system</a>, <a class='ms reference' href='../../predef_3A_3A/Process/spawn.html'>spawn</a></p>
c3869d2004-05-10Martin Nilsson </dd></dl> <hr /> <dl class='group--doc'> <dt class='head--type'><span class='homogen--type'>Method</span> <span class='homogen--name'><b>popen</b></span> </dt> <dd><p><code><code class='object resolved'><a class='ms reference' href='../../predef_3A_3A/Stdio/FILE.html'>Stdio.FILE</a></code> <b><span class='method'>popen</span>(</b><code class='datatype'>string</code> <code class='argument'>command</code>, <code class='datatype'>string</code> <code class='argument'>mode</code><b>)</b></code></p></dd> <dt class='head--doc'>Description</dt> <dd class='body--doc'><p>Open a "process" for reading or writing. The <a class='ms reference' href='../../predef_3A_3A/Process/popen.html'>command</a> is executed
471cf12005-02-10Martin Stjernholm  as a shell statement ("<code class='expr'>/bin/sh&nbsp;-c&nbsp;<a&nbsp;class='ms&nbsp;reference'&nbsp;href='../../predef_3A_3A/Process/popen.html'>command</a></code>" for Unix, "<code class='expr'>cmd&nbsp;/c&nbsp;<a&nbsp;class='ms&nbsp;reference'&nbsp;href='../../predef_3A_3A/Process/popen.html'>command</a></code>" for Windows). The parameter <a class='ms reference' href='../../predef_3A_3A/Process/popen.html'>mode</a> should be one of the following letters:</p> <table class='box'><tr><td><code><code class='key'>"r"</code></code></td><td><p>Open for reading. Data written by the process to stdout
c3869d2004-05-10Martin Nilsson  is available for read.</p> </td></tr>
471cf12005-02-10Martin Stjernholm <tr><td><code><code class='key'>"w"</code></code></td><td><p>Open for writing. Data written to the file is available
c3869d2004-05-10Martin Nilsson  to the process on stdin.</p> </td></tr> </table>
471cf12005-02-10Martin Stjernholm </dd> <dt class='head--doc'>See also</dt> <dd class='body--doc'><p><a class='ms reference' href='../../predef_3A_3A/Process/system.html'>system</a>, <a class='ms reference' href='../../predef_3A_3A/Process/spawn.html'>spawn</a></p>
c9baea2004-05-01Dan Nelson </dd></dl>
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