How to hide output in a console

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    How to hide output in a console

    I was wondering how I could hide output from a console window. I'm creating a newsupdating script and use:
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    system ("ftp -s:filename.txt");
    to upload the file, but I want to hide the output of the ftp program.. And only show "Uploaded successfully" when the file has been uploaded..

    I have no idea where to start.. I'm a beginner so, help is very welcome..

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    Perhaps use something other than the system command. ShellExecute or CreateProcess might work better for you if you're on Windows.

    Look in the FAQ for running a program from another program. It has other ideas and examples beyond system that might work for you.

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    Code:
    system ("ftp -s:filename.txt > nul:");
    That will redirect any output to stdout to NUL: which is "nowhere".

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    thanks alot!

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    I think popen() would also do the job. I haven't used it much yet, but you could give it a try.

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    or simply try @ before the command. that works in batch files, at least

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    hmm, so I could call a batchfile too.. not that it's very usefull lol. I will try if it works in C++ too.. Thanks

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