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This is a discussion on system() within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; im wondering what does the system function call apon to execute its commands... does it call up commad.com? i want ...

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    system()

    im wondering what does the system function call apon to execute its commands... does it call up commad.com? i want to know into what file/shell it dumps the commands...

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    dos I think, so I think that would be command.com

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    That's my guess too.

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    on dos and windows its command.com
    on windows nt,2k and xp its cmd.com
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    what about linux?
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    Originally posted by iain
    what about linux?
    in unix, system() is basically a wrapper around a fork/exec/wait block

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