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Language: Pascal
Expertise: Beginner
Jan 29, 1999

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Runing a DOS Program

Question:
I am trying to run a DOS program using the folowing syntax:
WinExec('Command.com /c c:\remaddr CN=variable', wn_shownormal);
I can't manage to get it to work with a variable "variable"; I always get a variable conflict.

Answer:
You can't just pass the variable on its own or as its own type. You have to convert it to a string if it's not one but in any case you must always use string concatenation to pass variables. For example, let's say your variable is already a string. Your WinExec call would look like this:

WinExec('Command.com /c c:\remaddr CN=' + 
         MyStringVar + ' wn_shownormal');
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