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Re: Operating System Commands from Octave

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Re: Operating System Commands from Octave
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 00:35:22 -0500

On 19-Apr-2002, Paul Kienzle <address@hidden> wrote:

| Try the following untested code
| function [status, text] = dos(cmd,echo) 
|   if (nargin < 1 || nargin > 2)
|     usage ( "[status, text] = dos(cmd,'-echo')");
|   else
|     [text, status] = system(cmd);
|     if (nargin > 1) disp(text); endif
|   endif
| endfunction

Octave's system() function invokes a Unixy shell to run the
command(s), even when running on Windows systems, so my guess is that
this will come close, but not be completely compatible if the Matlab
dos() function actually calls the DOS command interpreter.


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