C# – Run Command Prompt Commands

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Is there any way to run command prompt commands from within a C# application? If so how would I do the following:

copy /b Image1.jpg + Archive.rar Image2.jpg

This basically embeds an RAR file within JPG image. I was just wondering if there was a way to do this automatically in C#.

Best Solution

this is all you have to do run shell commands from C#

string strCmdText;
strCmdText= "/C copy /b Image1.jpg + Archive.rar Image2.jpg";
System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("CMD.exe",strCmdText);

EDIT:

This is to hide the cmd window.

System.Diagnostics.Process process = new System.Diagnostics.Process();
System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo startInfo = new System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo();
startInfo.WindowStyle = System.Diagnostics.ProcessWindowStyle.Hidden;
startInfo.FileName = "cmd.exe";
startInfo.Arguments = "/C copy /b Image1.jpg + Archive.rar Image2.jpg";
process.StartInfo = startInfo;
process.Start();

EDIT: 2

Important is that the argument begins with /C otherwise it won't work. How Scott Ferguson said: it "Carries out the command specified by the string and then terminates."