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rcp command

rcp command

rcp command

During a report run I would like the user to have a option to send the file to the printer or to a file.  I would also like to be able to get the file to be copied to the user directory, does anybody know if this is possible.  I looked into using the rcp command within the 4gl coding.

Many thanks


RE: rcp command


From within native Informix 4GL, you can execute any valid Unix command, but the return values are limited.  This example rcp's file /tmp/tx from the current server to the e4dc server:


   scratch char(80),
   ret_int integer

let scratch = "rcp /tmp/tx e4dc:/tmp"
run scratch returning ret_int

if ret_int != 0
   display "error"
end if

end main

If the command fails for some reason a non zero code returns to the calling program.

4GL is poor when comes to interacting with the OS. I've posted a FAQ in Informix Online forum which discusses interfacing "C" functions to access the OS.  Even with my FAQ, the learning curve could be a little steep, but it might be worth investigating.



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