>[John Carter] It occurs to me that this cmd/c thing may be a Windows 2000 
>specific trick
>and may not work on Windows 95 and I haven't the faintest idea whether it 
>will work on
>ME, XP or whatever.


You're right; for those interested: from ruby-talk 31962:

system("cmd.exe /c dir") #on NT|2000 or
system("command.com /c dir") #on Win95|98|ME

for a desc how to change the system command:
  http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/vframe.rb?key=internet+explorer+win32api&cginame=namazu.rb&dbname=ruby-talk&max=50&whence=0

Thanks again,

amike via Hennig


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