Getting Text from Console commands

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    Getting Text from Console commands

    HI,

    Can any one tell me that how can i get results from sevral commands like dir , Time , Ping etc from my dialog based Application without showing their black console windows.

    Thanks!

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    Hey,

    I dunno if this is the best way, but it works. Call the dos command with system() or CreateProcess() or whatever you want to use, and send the command/results out to a temp file that your prog can delete when its finished:

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    system("dir >> c:\test.txt");
    You now have the info you need in c:\test.txt, however this does pop up the annoying console box, you would need to use a different function to do that.

    Now you would just need to read in test.txt into a varible, and then delete it with DeleteFile("c:\test.txt");

    I would tell you how to read in but i cant remember the code offhand, sorry but let me know if you need it


    Hope that helps,
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    Thanks! TNT

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    You can do as suggested above....but a more professional way to do it is to use the feature provided with CreateProcess...you can run the command without creating a consol...and also give custom handles for stdin & stdout - and then just read these handles and handle the IO yourself


    look here

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    Ok! but Create Process is some what difficult to understand will you please tell me that how can i use this function

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