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Execute a Unix command from VB

Execute a Unix command from VB

Execute a Unix command from VB

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Hello all,

I need to execute a Unix script from VB.  Manually, I would open a shell using the dos 'cmd' command, and telnet to my unix site, then run the unix command.  The problem with doing this programmatically is unlike it's ftp cousin, which has a -s parameter that allows you to use a text file containing all ftp commands, telnet does not offer this parameter.

Question 1.  Can I use Telnet to do this, if so, how?
Question 2.  Is there a better way to do this from a Win2000 machine?

Thanks in advance,

mjs84

RE: Execute a Unix command from VB

I have a similar problem, i need to change the permisions of some files shared in a unix computer so i can read them. The files are generated by the ERP Baan and stored in a shared folder in a unix computer in the network. The files are generated with Read and Write permisions, but i can't open those files from windows. i have a user with all the permisions in the shared folder, but in windows, if i don't have the execute permision, i cannot open a file, so is there a way to execute a unix command from visual basic? or is there another way to change the permisions over a folder in a unix machine from visual basic?

thanks in advance

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