Running UNIX commands in your Java application

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I was looking around for a method to run commands from the prompt automatically from within my Java application, and then I found it. Here’s the solution – and it works like a charm!

static void doExec1() throws IOException {

// use pipes and I/O redirection
// but without using a shell

Runtime runtime = Runtime.getRuntime();
runtime.exec(“ls | wc >out1”);
}

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Alvin Poh

I've over 17 years of entrepreneurship experience, having built a tech company to be the top in the country, which was subsequently acquired for an 8-figure sum. As CEO, I led the company through robust growth to 150 employees across 4 countries. After the acquisition, I embraced minimalism, sold off my personal possessions, and started living around the world.

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By Alvin Poh

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I've over 17 years of entrepreneurship experience, having built a tech company to be the top in the country, which was subsequently acquired for an 8-figure sum. As CEO, I led the company through robust growth to 150 employees across 4 countries. After the acquisition, I embraced minimalism, sold off my personal possessions, and started living around the world.

Read more about my story here.