Run
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Run[expr1,expr2,]
generates the printed form of the expressions , separated by spaces, and runs it as an external operating system command.

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  • Run prints the 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.

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Run a standalone Wolfram Language kernel, putting the result of a command in a temporary file:

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The command exited without an error code:

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Show the contents of the file:

Delete the file:

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Introduced in 1988
(1.0)