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Java Question

Executing PowerShell Commands in Java Program

I have a

PowerShell Command
which I need to execute using
Java
program. Can somebody guide me how to do this?

My command is
Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\* | Select-Object DisplayName, DisplayVersion, Publisher, InstallDate |
Format-Table –AutoSize

Answer

You should write a java program like this, here is a sample based on Nirman's Tech Blog, the basic idea is to execute the command calling the PowerShell process like this:

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;

public class PowerShellCommand {

 public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {

  //String command = "powershell.exe  your command";
  //Getting the version
  String command = "powershell.exe  $PSVersionTable.PSVersion";
  // Executing the command
  Process powerShellProcess = Runtime.getRuntime().exec(command);
  // Getting the results
  powerShellProcess.getOutputStream().close();
  String line;
  System.out.println("Standard Output:");
  BufferedReader stdout = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(
    powerShellProcess.getInputStream()));
  while ((line = stdout.readLine()) != null) {
   System.out.println(line);
  }
  stdout.close();
  System.out.println("Standard Error:");
  BufferedReader stderr = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(
    powerShellProcess.getErrorStream()));
  while ((line = stderr.readLine()) != null) {
   System.out.println(line);
  }
  stderr.close();
  System.out.println("Done");

 }

}

In order to execute a powershell script

String command = "powershell.exe  \"C:\\Pathtofile\\script.ps\" ";