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This function is used in Python Scripting.


Executes the given commands via the operating system, in a separate process. The commands argument is an array of strings. The first string is the program to execute, with subsequent strings being the arguments to that command.

Client Permission Restrictions

This scripting function has no Client Permission restrictions.



  • Parameters

String[] commands - A list containing the command (1st entry) and associated arguments (remaining entries) to execute.

  • Returns


  • Scope


Code Examples
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# This code starts the Firefox browser and opens the Google home page.
system.util.execute(['C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe', ''])
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# This function flushes the resolver cache.
system.util.execute(["ipconfig", "/flushdns"])
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# This code runs the Notepad program and opens the Ignition license text file.
system.util.execute(['notepad.exe', 'c:\\program files\\inductive automation\\ignition\\license.txt'])