JDK-6423785 : (process) need Java equivalent of popen and system
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.lang
  • Affected Version: 5.0
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Open
  • Resolution: Unresolved
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2006-05-09
  • Updated: 2010-08-06
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Java needs the equivalent of UNIX's popen and system system calls - the ability to run a
subprocess where the stdin and/or stdout of the subprocess is the same as the
stdin and/or stdout of the Java program, and not filtered through the Java program
as is currently required.

EVALUATION Usability improvements like this have been desired by many parties for a long time.