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An Escape (!) to the Host Operating System

Calling Sequence

! cmd arg1 arg2




operating system command



arguments passed to operating system



When the ! character appears as the first character in a line, it is treated as an escape to host operator.


This allows the execution of host system commands from within a Maple session. All characters on the line following the escape character are treated as a command to the host system.


The result is the return status of the command performed, which is operating system dependent, but usually 0 indicates success and any other value indicates failure.


Important: There may be implementation restrictions on some host operating systems.




See Also

backslash, system

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