Run

Run[expr1,expr2,]

generates the printed form of the expressions expri, separated by spaces, and runs it as an external operating system command.

Details

  • Run prints the expri in InputForm format.
  • Run returns an integer that corresponds, when possible, to the exit code for the command returned by the operating system.
  • The command executed by Run cannot usually require interactive input. On most computer systems, it can, however, generate textual output.
  • You can enter the input line !command to execute an external command.

Examples

Basic Examples  (1)

Create a string template for the command to run:

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Create a temporary file for storing the output:

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Use TemplateApply to create the command string:

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Run the command three times, pausing for three seconds each time:

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Show the contents of the file:

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Delete the file:

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See Also

RunThrough  Put

Tutorials

Introduced in 1988
(1.0)