Executes a program or operating system command from within dBASE Plus.


RUN <command>


A command recognized by your operating system.


Use RUN to execute a single operating system command or program from within dBASE Plus. Enter commands and file names exactly as you would when working in the command prompt; do not enclose them in quotes. ! is equivalent to RUN.

RUN opens a command prompt in the current directory and executes <command>. The command prompt automatically closes when the program or command is finished. Commands and programs launched by RUN execute as a separate task, as if you had started that task from the Start menu. dBASE Plus continues to run on its own.

To open a command prompt so you can enter multiple commands yourself, use the DOS command. To execute a Windows application, use RUN( ) instead; it does not open a command prompt window.