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system (MathScript RT Module Function)

LabVIEW 2012 MathScript RT Module Help

Edition Date: June 2012

Part Number: 373123C-01

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Owning Class: support

Requires: MathScript RT Module (Windows)


[code, result] = system(command)


Executes an operating system command in the current working directory. If you call this function in the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine, LabVIEW executes the command in the directory where you installed the stand-alone application or shared library. This function is similar to the System Exec VI.



Name Description
command Specifies the command you want to execute. command is a string. Before continuing execution, LabVIEW waits for the operating system to finish executing the command. To direct LabVIEW not to wait for the operating system to finish executing the command, include & at the end of the command string.


Name Description
code Indicates whether the command was successful. code is an integer. This function returns 0 if the command succeeds. Otherwise, this function returns a non-zero integer.
result Returns the output string of the command.


The following table lists the support characteristics of this function.

Supported in the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine Yes
Supported on RT targets No


[code, result] = system('ipconfig')

[code, result] = system('ipconfig &')

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