I just came over to Windows FORTRAN from the UNIX side where we could call a text file with UNIX system commandsfrom within the FORTRAN code, e.g.,
istatus = system('sedfile')
where 'sedfile' would be a text file of UNIX commands (rm, ls, etc.) of the type we would enter from the screen prompt line. Is there an equivalent capability within Windows FORTRAN (using BASIC commands instead of UNIX, of course) to use system commands (e.g., dir) ? I can't track down the equivalent capability wihtin Compaq's Language Reference Manual but would think it a pretty standard tool for all flavors of FORTRAN.