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How to run an .exe file and open an input .txt file to that

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ABDUL MANNAN
ABDUL MANNAN on 26 Jun 2020
Commented: Ameer Hamza on 2 Jul 2020
Hi,
i want to open .exe from matlab and then provide it with input .txt file and then give that program command to RUN the file. I have used this code but it only opens .exe file. how to give it command to open input file and then rut that file into program
FID=fopen('input.txt','wt');
fprintf(FID,strcat('RP 0 181 1 1000 -90 0 1 1','\n'));
fprintf(FID,strcat('RP 0 1 360 1000 90 01 1','\n'));
fclose(FID)
system('C:\NEC-PRO16\BIN\NECWINP.EXE')

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 2 Jul 2020
I cannot find a user manual for the program.
The software appears to be more than 20 years old.

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Ameer Hamza
Ameer Hamza on 27 Jun 2020
If it accepts through command line as an input argument then you can try this
system('C:\NEC-PRO16\BIN\NECWINP.EXE input.txt')
and if it accepts it as input text, then you can use redirection
system('C:\NEC-PRO16\BIN\NECWINP.EXE < input.txt')

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Ameer Hamza
Ameer Hamza on 2 Jul 2020
"Yes it runs properly when i run it manually."
How do you run it?
ABDUL MANNAN
ABDUL MANNAN on 2 Jul 2020
i mean when i run it manually by opening program and then open this file in the pogram
Ameer Hamza
Ameer Hamza on 2 Jul 2020
But that does not mean that the program is able to accept the text file from the command line. It might not be supported. You need to check the documentation of the exe program to see if it accept the input arguments from the command line.

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