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Version: 8.1

system.util.execute

This function is used in Python Scripting.

Description

Executes the given commands via the operating system, in a separate process. The commands argument is an array of strings. The first string is the program to execute, with subsequent strings being the arguments to that command.

Client Permission Restrictions

This scripting function has no Client Permission restrictions.

Syntax

system.util.execute(commands)

Parameters

TypeParameterDescription
List[String]commandsA list containing the command (1st entry) and associated arguments (remaining entries) to execute.

Returns

Nothing

Scope

Gateway, Vision Client, Perspective Session

Code Examples

Example #1
# This function flushes the resolver cache.
system.util.execute(["ipconfig", "/flushdns"])
Example #2
# This code starts the Firefox browser and opens the Google home page.
# Although system.util.execute() is also Perspective Session scoped, the following code snippet
# will not work in a Perspective Session due to limitations of launching programs from a web environment.
system.util.execute(['C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe', 'https://www.google.com'])
Example #3
# This code runs the Notepad program and opens the Ignition license text file.
# Although system.util.execute() is also Perspective Session scoped, the following code snippet
# will not work in a Perspective Session due to limitations of launching programs from a web environment.
system.util.execute(['notepad.exe', 'C:\\Program Files\\Inductive Automation\\Ignition\\license.txt'])

Keywords

system util execute, util.execute