[PD] communicating with the shell

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Wed Jan 28 20:07:46 CET 2009

Rob Canning hat gesagt: // Rob Canning wrote:

> anyone got solutions to these issues? or anyone with the skills agree 
> that [shell] should be fixed or rewritten and included in another lib?

I'd recommend to use pdlua instead of shell. You get a nicer language
and can use it for many other tasks, too. 

To simply start a program use e.g. 


or use io.popen(prog) for running more advanced commands that you need
to get feeback from. (io.popen may not work on Windows, AFAIK)


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