In Wolfram cloud RunProcess@$SystemShell returns the following error:

RunProcess::pnfd: Program /bin/sh not found. Check Environment["PATH"].

but Environment["PATH"] gives


and $SystemShell gives


It is true that you cannot execute shell commands in the cloud, but that error seems to come from the package ProcessLink.m and it can be reproduced in CDFPlayer why ProcessLink functions give that error? is there something that can be tweaked to make ProcessLink functions to work at least in CDFPlayer? Thanks

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    $\begingroup$ What is your question? $\endgroup$
    – Szabolcs
    Apr 25 '19 at 19:35
  • $\begingroup$ I believe RunProcess is not available either in the cloud or the free CDF player, for security reasons. $\endgroup$
    – Szabolcs
    Apr 25 '19 at 19:49
  • $\begingroup$ I don't see any problem for it to work in the cloud, like Google Colab does for example. $\endgroup$
    – swish
    Apr 25 '19 at 20:08
  • $\begingroup$ In the WolframCloud, if you eval ReadString@"!date" it explicitly tells you that you cannot execute that command in sandbox mode; this looks like a security measure. On the other hand, in CDF, you can eval any ReadString@"!command" issues, but nothing like RunProcess@"command" cause it returns with that weird ::pnfd ..not found error $\endgroup$
    – Fortsaint
    Apr 25 '19 at 20:16
  • $\begingroup$ If you use the Wolfram Enterprise Private Cloud, and switch off sandboxing in the configuration, you can run RunProcsss, ExternalEvaluate and more. $\endgroup$ Apr 27 '19 at 19:30

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