Can Max (or Msp/Jitter) objects call an external program?


    Jul 06 2012 | 11:52 pm
    I'm new to Max, and I am going through lots of tutorials and documentation.
    While doing this, something came to mind.
    Does Max have the capability to shell out and execute an external program?
    At the moment, I don't need to pass any arguments to the program, I just want to execute it.
    If possible, can the external program return a pass/fail status to Max?

    • Jul 07 2012 | 6:08 am
      Thanks Wojciech!
      On a Mac, which directory should the mxo/help files go in?
      I'd like to keep extensions (externals??) that I download in separate directories than the files that come with Max.
      I also saw a source file in that zip.
      Is there documentation with Max showing how to write extension modules?
      (I'm still going through the introductory tutorials)
    • Jul 14 2012 | 10:43 am
      Thats true :)