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Re: system() implementation on Windows (again) <Nit>

by ww (Archbishop)
on Aug 18, 2011 at 12:42 UTC ( #920947=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to system() implementation on Windows (again)

Interesting question. + +

Minor, OT Nit: "As an example, let's use a simple executable, that (I think) is available on every windows machine: msg.exe."

Actually, msg.exe was not part of Win2k. It was in an early (initial?) release of XP.

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Re^2: system() implementation on Windows (again) <Nit>
by BrowserUk (Patriarch) on Aug 18, 2011 at 12:45 UTC

    It's not on my Vista machine either.

      Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002] Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\Users\wfsp>msg Send a message to a user. MSG {username | sessionname | sessionid | @filename | *} [/SERVER:servername] [/TIME:seconds] [/V] [/W] [message] username Identifies the specified username. sessionname The name of the session. sessionid The ID of the session. @filename Identifies a file containing a list of usernames +, sessionnames, and sessionids to send the message + to. * Send message to all sessions on specified server +. /SERVER:servername server to contact (default is current). /TIME:seconds Time delay to wait for receiver to acknowledge m +sg. /V Display information about actions being performe +d. /W Wait for response from user, useful with /V. message Message to send. If none specified, prompts for + it or reads from stdin.
      update: I dread to think what you've done to your vista box :-)
        C:\test>ver Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001] C:\test>msg 'msg' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

        Seems (see the Note) that it isn't available with Vista Home * editions.

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