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Escape char?

Posted by hotboy on August 18, 2001 at 12:12 PM

> Hi I'm trying to execute a jar file from another java program. But for some reason this doesnt work.
> try{
> Runtime.getRuntime().exec(
> "c:/pathname/java.exe -jar MyPgm.jar");
> }
> catch(IOException ioe){ioe.printStackTrace();}

> the above code just opens a dos window and quickly closes it.
> When i try executing that string in windows run it works but for some reason out of my java program it doesnt. Anyone know why??
> thanx

Did you use escape charactor for your "/",
The path in your case should be "c://pathname//java -jar MyPgm.jar",

Let me know if that solve the problem.

  • re: Oliver November 28, 2001 at 5:01 AM (0)

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