I currently am using mxj within a Pluggo to do some specific OS-level things:
1) Make a directory
2) Retrieve path to current user's home directory
With mxj and Java, this works nicely in a platform-independent way.
My question: is there a way I can perform these tasks without
reliance on Java? I know about Bill Orcutt's shell, but that's OS X
only. And it looks like Francois Eudes' DOSHack for Windows is based
on mxj (though I see some reference to a C version??)