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Win95 system() Call Help Needed
- To: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
- Subject: Win95 system() Call Help Needed
- From: "Robert J. Berndt" <robert dot j dot berndt at delphiauto dot com>
- Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 15:10:02 -0500
To whom it may concern,
I have been using gcc to compile my C program on Win95. Overall the
great. But, there is one problem I would really like to find a solution
to. When I run
my program in a cygwin window everything works great. However, if I run
in a Win95 command prompt window, the C "system()" call does not work.
try something simple like system("echo hi"); and I get nothing. I am
sure the cygwin1.dll
runtime software is in the same folder as my program but still nothing.
It would help
me greatly if this call would work in a standard Win95 command window.
let me know if I am doing something wrong or any suggestions on
specifics of what
I can try. My current work around is to run my C program through a .bat
these .bat files are not very useful in Win95 because of all the special
names not conforming to DOS conventions. Any suggestions would be
I believe we are using the latest gcc available as we
recently (approx. 1 month ago) downloaded gcc to get my C program to run
so I am assuming we have the latest release. When I do a gcc -v I get:
version=egcs-2.91.57 19980901 (egcs-1.1 release). If I do not have the
please let me know what the latest vesion is an where to get it. I am
I have the correct release though because the manual for the release of
that the system() call should be fixed.
Thanks in advance,
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