# Capture CMD output in Julia

Hey guys

I am trying to use Julia in connection with CMD, so that I can do some fancy stuff. I just have a bit of starting problems, since I do not understand how to capture my cmd output. For an example let us look at this code:

``````## Simple Example

mycommand = `cmd /c date /t`

a = run(mycommand)
``````

I am running a cmd command to get the current date and then trying to save the output of this command, in a. Unfortunately what I get is:

``````julia> a
Process(`cmd /c date /t`, ProcessExited(0))
``````

Which is wrong, when I want a = 18-07-2019 etc.

In the past it seems like something like “readall” was used, but I can’t get it to work?

Hoping someone has had the same struggle and can help out

Kind regards

https://docs.julialang.org/en/v1/manual/running-external-programs/index.html

``````a = read(`cmd /c date /t`, String)
``````
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Yeah thanks, just found it as well, was going to delete but since you answered so fast I just gave you the solution

Thank you!

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