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    Open cd drive in JAVA

    During my computer science class my friend and i were wondering how to open a cd-rom door in JAVA. This is only for curiosity reasons. We didnt ask our teacher because we knew he wouldnt know. He didnt know how to change the text in a textbox so i doubt he would know this.

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    Im not big on Java, but theres no standard Java api functions for doing this...

    You'll have to use a runtime exec method apparently (I asked my friend) Im not to sure what it means but my google will help with that...

    i2c

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    Im not big on Java, but theres no standard Java api functions for doing this...

    You'll have to use a runtime exec method apparently (I asked my friend) Im not to sure what it means but my google will help with that...

    i2c

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    AFAIK, you can't do that with Java per se. However, you can either use Runtime.exec() which is unpredictable to say the least or use JNI, which is pretty much a pain to use. JNI is probably your best bet though because you can actually write the function in C/C++ and call it from within Java.

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    AFAIK, you can't do that with Java per se. However, you can either use Runtime.exec() which is unpredictable to say the least or use JNI, which is pretty much a pain to use. JNI is probably your best bet though because you can actually write the function in C/C++ and call it from within Java.

    Cheers,
    cgkanchi
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