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How can I call a c++ exe file from c++?

How can I call a c++ exe file from c++?

How can I call a c++ exe file from c++?

(OP)
Hi, I'm using Borland c++ 5.02, and I'm a new user. In my program I want to call another c++ program that i didn't have its code. Actually I used Matlab to C++ converter (in Matlab 6) and i have only the filename.exe. Is it possible and how?

RE: How can I call a c++ exe file from c++?

look into the "system" call  

system(executable name);

Matt

RE: How can I call a c++ exe file from c++?

(OP)
thanks matt,
but could you be more specific?

RE: How can I call a c++ exe file from c++?

The following is an example of using the system function.

#include <stdlib.h> // needed for system call
#include <stdio.h>

int main(void)
{
   printf("About to spawn command.com and run a DOS command\n");
   system("filename.exe"); // put the program you want to call in here
   return 0;
}

James P. Cottingham

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RE: How can I call a c++ exe file from c++?

(OP)
Thanks a lot James P. Cottingham
it works...

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