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Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

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Name

system

Synopsis

                  system(
                  command
                  )
               

Execute the specified shell command and return its status. The status of the command that is executed typically indicates success (1), completion (0), or unexpected error (-1). The output of the command is not available for processing within the gawk script.

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