In some cases OS commands might be needed to perform maintenance work. It can also be misused by hackers.
Questions that will be answered in this call are:
- How to fire OS commands via SM49 or SM69?
- How to fire OS command via program RSBDCOS0?
OS commands via SM49 and SM69
OS commands can be defined and executed using transaction SM49 or SM69:
You can use the SAP standard commands and define your own Z commands.
Issues with external commands? Read OSS note 1328083 – An external command behaves differently than expected.
OS command via ABAP program RSBDCOS0
There is also an ABAP program to fire external commands: RSBDCOS0. OSS note for this program: 2443193 – Report RSBDCOS0 – Execute OS command from SAP GUI.
Start the program and enter the command (in this case ls command):
Output is shown:
The action is registered in the SM21 system log: