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.


system.util.execute(commands)

  • Parameters

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

  • Returns

Nothing

  • Scope

Gateway, Vision Client, Perspective Session

# This function flushes the resolver cache.
system.util.execute(["ipconfig", "/flushdns"])
# This code starts the Firefox browser and opens the Google home page.
# Although system.util.execute() is also Perspective Session scoped, the following code snippet 
# will not work in a Perspective Session due to limitations of launching programs from a web environment. 
system.util.execute(['C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe', 'https://www.google.com'])
# This code runs the Notepad program and opens the Ignition license text file.
# Although system.util.execute() is also Perspective Session scoped, the following code snippet 
# will not work in a Perspective Session due to limitations of launching programs from a web environment.   
system.util.execute(['notepad.exe', 'C:\\Program Files\\Inductive Automation\\Ignition\\license.txt'])

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