McIDAS User's Guide
Version 2015.1

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Runs an operating system command.


OS "command



operating system command to run


The OS command lets you run a Unix operating system command from the McIDAS Text and Command Window. The command should include the correct path, if needed. Do not run a command that expects user input while running, for example, telnet.

See Also

You can use the ! (Exclamation Point) command to run a Unix command.


OS "ls -l /data/AREA*

This entry runs the Unix ls command to list all file names beginning with AREA in the /data directory.

OS "echo $MCPATH

This command runs the Unix echo command to list the current setting of the MCPATH environment variable.

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