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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: Running external processes...
Date Wed, 10 Sep 2003 15:37:30 GMT

This is generally a bad idea (you can search this list's archives for
more details).  The Servlet/JSP APIs do not provide for this, so you
have to use System.exec(...).  This will work if the security manager
allows it, so that's up to your server administrator.

Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Martin Mauri []
>Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 11:37 AM
>To: Tomcat Users List
>Subject: Running external processes...
>I'm building a webapp with JSP and I need to run an external shell
>on Linux...I don't know if this is implemented by the Servlet/JSP API ,
>I call it in the normal way like "System.exec()"?? or it won't worj?
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