Re: [R] Using system to run a stand alone program that requires input in Windows

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri 15 Jul 2005 - 05:03:47 EST

You want shell() not system(), I suspect, as you specified a shell command and I gather you are using Windows (not `DOS').

On Thu, 14 Jul 2005, Dr Carbon wrote:

>> system("foo.exe < params.txt")
>
> Alas that hangs just opens a window with foo.exe; params.txt is not
> passed to it. That's why I thought input might work. Any other ideas.
> I'm trying to think of a DOS program that requires input to test this.

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