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    I was just browsing through some of the posts on here...and i came across one that said you could call up a file with the 'system("");' deal....i didnt search the boards yet...due to not knowing what to search for....but if you can do that...can you do it in a console program? and if so what is it limited too?
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    >>> can you do it in a console program

    Yes you can, but in the board FAQ it gives some of the many reasons why you should avoid using system(). There is always a better way to do things. In a simple play around type application, it may save you a bit of research, but anything even half serious will perform to badly.
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    system is the only portable way of doing it though.
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    >>> system is the only portable way of doing it though.

    erm...

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    >>system is the only portable way

    system is very poor programming, it reduces portability as system calls are os specific
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