System Calls

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    System Calls

    With C how could I use system calls (in Windows) to launch, stop, and restart another program say when my program is done running... like the last line or code, or even if I could do it while my program is still running.

    Also if someone could tell me how to delete a file with a C function... in Windows.

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    Thumbs up System Calls

    hey man,
    is it Turbo C?
    u can use system(const char *command);
    by this u can run another program from your C program--but it is not the best way.
    u have to call interrupt to run system prog and while running your prog.
    thanx...
    take care...
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    Just C

    Not turbo C just C

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    Turbo C is just a compiler and Jackie is right.

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    just C !!??

    hey Jperensky,
    there is no sentence like 'JUST C(!!??!!??)'.
    u r using a editor and compiler and i only want to know about your compiler, cause i am using Turbo C compiler.

    thanx...
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    Turbo C

    I'm sorry i thought you were asking if I was using a differnt for of c like C# or something... I am using notepad as my editor and Digital Mars compiler as my compiler....

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    The function system is ANSI C, so if you're compiler is an ANSI compiler, it should support the function.

    #include <stdlib.h>
    int system(const char *string);

    You are using notepad as editor? Why not download a programmer's editor? Take a look at:

    http://www.thefreecountry.com/develo.../editors.shtml

    There's a lot of free editors there and they're quite good.

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