Exec command stops thread

hello
i am trying to do the following
exec(“copy e:\data\stocks\watchlists\. E:\data\MergedDb
\watchlists\.”)
puts “copied”

My prog execution stops after exec is done. not sure why. how can i
run a command and continue processing after the command.

On Jan 9, 2008 10:15 PM, Junkone [email protected] wrote:

exec(“copy e:\data\stocks\watchlists\. E:\data\MergedDb
\watchlists\.”)
puts “copied”

My prog execution stops after exec is done. not sure why. how can i
run a command and continue processing after the command.

when #exec executes, it will replace the (whole) current running
program/process; thus you wont reach the “puts copied” portion…

try system or the backticks “`”

Junkone wrote:

My prog execution stops after exec is done. not sure why.

Because that’s how exec works.

how can i
run a command and continue processing after the command.

system

HTH,
Sebastian

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