Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Can't exec a command in tcl page

Posted by Neophytos Demetriou on
The following seems to do the trick for me (even though I would have preferred to go with what Gustaf says):

    exec -- /bin/sh -c "$cmd || exit 0" 2> /dev/null

Another way is to use ns_proxy as follows:

    set handle [ns_proxy get exec_proxy]
    set result ""
    if { [catch { set result [$handle "exec {*}${cmd}"] } errmsg] } {
        ns_log notice "proxy exec: errmsg=$errmsg"
    ns_proxy release $handle
    return $result

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