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Old June 30th, 2005, 05:18 AM
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Default asp and command line EXE

I discovered this gmail-spell-check-ripoff made in PHP using something call aspell.

http://www.broken-notebook.com/spell_checker/index.php

It works in a very user friendly way but
A. im not a PHP man and
B. Im not using linux. what can i say, i like asp :)

Anyway...

aspell is available for windows as a command line tool.
how would i run this .exe on the server from an asp script? would i be able to get the output from the EXE into an .asp page or would i have to send the output as a text file to a folder on the web server?
we have iis6 on winServer2003.
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Old June 30th, 2005, 08:36 AM
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You could run the .exe at the command line using a Wscript.Shell object's Run() method.

I don't think you can get the output from the .exe straight back, but if aspell can output it's data to a text file, you could read the text file using a TextStream and output that to your asp page.

HTH,

Chris


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