Hi, I am wondering if there are any methods for interfacing with other programs that are running from a terminal window on my computer. At work I use a program that updates and modifies a database of food items for markets and restaurants etc. The program is run from a QVT/Terminal window and is very old and not very robust. I basically want to write a few c++ apps to make my job easier like automatically scheduling updates for all the various locations instead of doing it one at a time by hand. There are other examples of things I would like to do but are hard to explain without going into more detail about the program. I am fairly competent in C++ but have never tried to interact with other programs like this. It very well could be beyond my scope but it is something I'm interested in trying if its possible and any information or resources you could point me to get me started would be very much appreciated.
thanks a lot,