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Does Fortran have the ability to run another process?

Does Fortran have the ability to run another process?

Does Fortran have the ability to run another process?

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Hello everybody,
We have a Fortran program that we want upgrade using a opensource program which is write in c.
The c program is a command line tool and is in the public domain. To computes the program, the usage is:

ProgramName <inputfile> <outputfile>

My question is if I can run it from my fortran code.

Thanks

RE: Does Fortran have the ability to run another process?

Do not use system(). It is not in the Fortran standard and is non-portable. There is a new intrinsic subroutine in Fortran standard 2008, execute_command_line() that you can use to call external command-line applications. For more info, see the textbook, "Modern Fortran Explained" by Metcalf et al 2011.

RE: Does Fortran have the ability to run another process?

A lot depends on the resources your new process takes. Sometimes you will find that the program executes correctly from the cmd line but not from a program.

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