Executes the command of the operating system. Returns the exit code of the program and the output and error streams as strings. Through this you may integrate outside scripts (sh, ksh, perl,...) with Jira. Streams are limited to 4Kb (only the first 4Kb are taken into account).


Return Type

String []

The routine returns an array with 3 elements in such order:

  1. The operating system exit code of the process being spawned (as string)
  2. The output stream (limited to 4Kb) as a string
  3. The error stream (limited to 4Kb) as a string


Let's create a file using system routine and windows command prompt:

string testfolder="c:/tests"; //assuming that folder 'tests' has been already created in c:\ path

system("C:/WINDOWS/system32/cmd.exe /c echo return true;> " + testfolder + "qqq.sil"); // you can run here any other program or custom script

Let's invoke a windows.bat script file using system routine:

string testfolder="c: /tests /"; //assuming this path exists.         //we assume in this path a file called `myexec.bat` has been previously created and contains one line `echo Hello;`
         //now the following call will return `0.0|[THE_PATH_OF_EXECUTION]>echo Hello; Hello;|`         return system ("C:/WINDOWS/system32/cmd.exe /c " + testfolder + "myexec.bat" );

For windows operating system, you should put the full (absolute) path of the command.

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