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system() but for ASP

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    php has a function called system where you can call system commands and executables, for example system('uptime')

    Is there something like that for ASP? I'd like to show the output of the 'uptime -a' on windows 2003 server in a webpage.

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    System.Diagnostics has process-handling classes that let you deal with outside executables.

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    That seems like an odd place for it.

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    Something like this is how you would use it in C# (implies ASP.NET, not plain ASP). You'll need to add using lines for System.Diagnostics and System.IO, too:

    Process proc = new Process();
    proc.StartInfo.FileName = "uptime.exe";
    proc.StartInfo.Arguments = "-a";
    proc.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = false;
    proc.StartInfo.RedirectStandardOutput = true;


    StreamReader sw = proc.StandardOutput;
    string myString = sw.ReadToEnd();

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