of ColdFusion 4.5, you can execute command-line programs residing on
the same machine as the ColdFusion Application Server, using the
CFEXECUTE tag. 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
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.
ARGUMENTS allows you to specify any
optional arguments you want to pass to the external program.
ARGUMENTS can be either strings or arrays and
adhere 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
exec( ) arguments.
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