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Invoking UNIX Commands
Authored by: Gabriel Birke on Jun 04, '01 03:55:39PM

Hello!

I heard somewhere that it is possible to invoke UNIX commands from RealBasic and collecting the output from the commands. Does anybody know how? Then you could build your conversion app on top of unit.

AppleScript, C or Java source would help also.



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Invoking UNIX Commands
Authored by: Gabriel Birke on Jun 05, '01 01:35:46PM

Ok, now I know how to do it in RealBasic (The "Shell" command).
And I explored the files in /usr/share/misc/ where the units.lib file is located. Did you know that there are other interesting files there? For example the file "flowers" shows you the symbolic meaning of flowers. There is an ascii table, all zip codes of the USA and much more ...



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