You can use the
cfexecute tag to execute command-line programs
residing on the same machine as the ColdFusion Application Server.
This tag allows you to call external programs, such as batch
utilities, from within your ColdFusion application. The following
syntax calls an external program using
attribute is required and specifies the full path, including
filename, to the file you want to execute. Depending on the program
you are attempting to execute, you may be able to specify just the
program name without the full path.
allows you to specify any optional arguments you want to pass to the
arguments can be either a string
or an array and adheres to the following conventions:
On Windows platforms, the entire string is passed to the Windows process control subsystem for processing.
On Unix and Linux systems, the string is tokenized into an array of strings, delimited by spaces. If spaces occur in the array elements, they are escaped by double quotes.
On Windows platforms, the elements of the array are concatenated into a space-delimited string of tokens, which is then passed to the Windows process control subsystem for processing.
On Unix and Linux systems, the elements of the array are copied into
an array of
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