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shell (sh) command execution, output redirected to scilab window
a character string
Sends a string
cmd to Unix for execution by the sh shell.
The standard output is redirected to scilab window. Unix execution errors
*NOTE* that only the last shell command error is reported when a list of command separated by ";" is sent: this is not recommended.
if getos() == 'Windows' then unix_w("dir "+'""'+WSCI+"\modules"+'""'); else unix_w("ls $SCI/modules"); end