Entering a REXX to issue Windows command getting rc<-1>

Document ID : KB000007477
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue:

Entering a REXX to issue Windows (via DOS prompt) command getting rc<-1>.

See the sample small REXX program below:

/* REXX */
windows_command = 'CD "C:\Users"' windows_command
exit
It gets a RC = -1 when the window_command line of the REXX program is executed.

 

Environment:
Any Windows Server release certified to run with CA Automation Point
Cause:

When executing Windows commands from an AP REXX program the ADDRESS 'CMD' command processor must be used.

 

 

Resolution:

To issue a Windows command our REXX program should include the ADDRESS 'CMD' command processor:

/* REXX */
 windows_command = 'CD "C:\Users\"'
 ADDRESS 'CMD' windows_command
exit

 

 

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