Regular API function


Description Launches an executable. Similar to os.execute or io.popen, but is system independent.
C synopsis -
C parameters
C return value
Lua synopsis number result=simLaunchExecutable(string filename,string parameters='',number showStatus=1)
Lua parameters
filename: file name of the executable
parameters: optional input arguments
showStatus: 0 to hide the application's window, 1 to show it. Works only with Windows OS.
Lua return values
result: -1 if operation was not successful. Under Windows OS, if the application could not be launched, return value is -1. Under Mac OS or Linux, return value might be different from -1 even if the application could not be launched.

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