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  1. #1
    coolFrenzi is offline Member
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    Default [SOLVED] Issue with Using Runtime.exec to run an external program

    I am running a jar file from within my java program using Runtime.exec . The jar file is an application that reads two input files and writes output to an output file "out.txt". My program then reads this output file.
    After running my program for the first time, I get the followingg error: out.txt

    But on running the program for the second time, I get the desired output, ie, the program reads the file.

    It seems that the output file is created after the program attempts to read it in the first try. In the second and consecutive try, the file is already created so it reads it.

    So how do I make my program read the newly created file in the first attempt?



    public class test1
    BufferedReader in;
    String read;

    public test1() throws InterruptedException
    Runtime.getRuntime().exec("java -jar XYZ.jar -q " + "in1.txt" + " -d " + "in2.txt");

    catch (Exception e)



    void readScore()
    in = new BufferedReader(new FileReader("out.txt"));
    read = in.readLine();
    System.out.println("test output: " + read);//print out the line
    catch(IOException e)
    System.out.println("There was a problem:" + e);

    public static void main(String[] args) throws InterruptedException
    test1 test = new test1();

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    masijade is offline Senior Member
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    You're not waiting for the process to finish.

    See When Runtime.exec() won't - JavaWorld

    Read that completely and thoroughly and you'll save yourself a lot of headaches with future problems.

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