# [NTG-context] \executesystemcommand dont work?

Mon Feb 16 22:47:10 CET 2015

```On Mon, 16 Feb 2015, Jaroslav Hajtmar wrote:

> Hi ConTeXist.
> After a long time I tried to recompile ConTeXt file that contained the
> \executesystemcommand. It seems to me that this command stopped working.
> Can anyone confirm or refute this my perception?
> I call \executesystemcommand to compiling another ConTeXt file from
> running ConTeXt. I use Windows 7 and problem is under TeXlive 2014
> version and Standalone version too.

Is write18 enabled? You'll see a message in the 2nd or 3rd line when you
run context, telling the status of write18.

What happens if you use

\immediate\write18{context --version}

(Check the console output for an appropriate message)