An Escape (!) to the Host Operating System
! cmd arg1 arg2
operating system command
arguments passed to operating system
When the ! character appears as the first character in a line, it is treated as an escape to host operator.
This allows the execution of host system commands from within a Maple session. All characters on the line following the escape character are treated as a command to the host system.
The result is the return status of the command performed, which is operating system dependent, but usually 0 indicates success and any other value indicates failure.
Important: There may be implementation restrictions on some host operating systems.
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