How to execute an exe file using Node.js and JavaScript?

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You can use the child_process module in Node.js to execute an exe file. Here’s an example of how to do it:

const { exec } = require('child_process');

// Execute the exe file
exec('path/to/exe/file.exe', (error, stdout, stderr) => {
  if (error) {
    console.error(`exec error: ${error}`);
    return;
  }
  console.log(`stdout: ${stdout}`);
  console.error(`stderr: ${stderr}`);
});

In the above example, we import the exec method from the child_process module. We then call the exec method and pass the path to the exe file as the first argument. The second argument is a callback function that gets called when the exe file finishes executing. The error parameter will contain any errors that occurred, stdout will contain the standard output of the exe file, and stderr will contain the standard error output of the exe file. If there are no errors, the stdout and stderr variables will contain the output generated by the exe file. You can then process the output as needed.

Note that you may need to provide additional arguments to the exec method to set the working directory or pass arguments to the exe file, depending on your use case.

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