Calling Unix from tace

Ulf Leser leser at rag100.RZ-Berlin.MPG.DE
Thu Dec 14 08:02:27 EST 1995


Hello,

I'm a real new user of acedb, but will have to work with itt a lot in future. So, at the
beginning, my questions won't be very complicated.

Anyway: the problem I've got is fairly easy. In the documentation of John Morris about
TACE (available from the ACDEB Documentation Library) he mentions the possibility of
calling UNIX-Commands from the tace-prompt or within a ace-command file by simple
putting an $ in front of them, so for example

$echo "Hello"

This feature is also described in the help screen of me tace-version, which is 4.1. 
Unfortunately it doesn't work - tace always claimes that $echo (or other commands) is
not a valid keyword - it is obviously not escaping the parser.

Who can help me ?? It's fairly urgent...


Thanks, Ulf Leser
   





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