Run the command line from an ASPX page and return the output to the page


I'm trying to access the command line and execute a command, and then return the output to my aspx page. A good example would be running dir on page load of an aspx page and returning the output via Response.Write(). I have tried using the code below. When I try debugging this it runs but never finishes loading and no output is rendered. I am using C# and .NET Framework 3.5sp1. Any help much appreciated.

Thanks, Bryan

public partial class CommandLine : System.Web.UI.Page
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        System.Diagnostics.Process si = new System.Diagnostics.Process();
        si.StartInfo.WorkingDirectory = @"c:\";
        si.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = false;
        si.StartInfo.FileName = "cmd.exe";
        si.StartInfo.Arguments = "dir";
        si.StartInfo.CreateNoWindow = true;
        si.StartInfo.RedirectStandardInput = true;
        si.StartInfo.RedirectStandardOutput = true;
        si.StartInfo.RedirectStandardError = true;
        string output = si.StandardOutput.ReadToEnd();

You have a problem with the syntax of commandline arguments to cmd.exe. This is why cmd never exits.
In order to have cmd.exe run a program and then quit, you need to send it the syntax "/c [command]". Try running the same code with the line

        si.StartInfo.Arguments = "dir";

replaced with

        si.StartInfo.Arguments = "/c dir";

and see if it works.