Calling DOS based programs

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    Calling DOS based programs

    Hi, I am wanting to write a prgram for work to basically backup network drives, shoulnd't be too hard to write, I was just wondering if anyone could tell me either how to call MS DOS based programs or just to call the PKZIP and PKUNZIP programs, all i want to do is grab an entire network drive zip it and save it to a hard drive on a seperate computer.

    Thanks in advance people.

    Ben.

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    Have a look at the CreateProcess() API routine.
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    Check out the system() command. It will do everything you need.

    edit: HOLY CRAP! Three posts at once!
    Away.

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    Cheers guys, got some reading here but I'll let you know how I get on, what a quick response.

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