Run a command line app from memory

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Sat May 3 22:46:43 EDT 2014

Andrew Kluthe wrote:

 > I have the need to run a command line utility from LiveCode without
 > writing it to disk. Ideally I would like to store it in a custom
 > property and find a way to run it in memory without ever writing it
 > to a disk. Is this at all possible using only LiveCode?

If I understand this correctly, it's not LiveCode that'll be running the 
program, but Windows; LiveCode is simply initiating the execution.

Can Windows run programs that exist only in the memory space of another 

I don't know the answer to that, but kinda I hope not, since intuitively 
it seems like a potential security hole.

Can you write the program file to temp and launch it from there?

Or rewrite its functionality in script?

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for Desktop, Mobile, and Web
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