Multiple shell commands

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Sun Nov 7 21:08:43 EST 2004

On 11/7/04 2:00 PM, Ken Ray wrote:

> On 11/7/04 12:12 AM, "J. Landman Gay" <jacque at> wrote:
>>On 11/6/04 10:44 PM, Mark Wieder wrote:
>>Am I correct, then, that it isn't possible to send multiple commands
>>with the shell() function? It would be cleaner if we could. Seems like
>>we should be able to. I may mess around with it some more just to find
>>out, but if anyone knows how to do it I am all ears.
> Actually, it depends on what version of Windows you're running. Windows 2000
> and later use the shell command "cmd.exe", which supports multiple commands
> on the command line through the use of "&"; Windows 98SE and earlier use the
> shell command "", which does not support multiple commands.

Aha! That explains it. Thanks Ken. That might be a good thing to add to 
your tips thingie. ;)

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
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