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system(3)							     system(3)

Name
       system - issue a shell command

Syntax
       system(string)
       char *string;

Description
       If  the	string argument is the NULL pointer (0) the function tests the
       accessibility of the command interpreter The function will return  zero
       for  failure  to find the command interpreter, and positive if success‐
       ful.

       If the string argument is non-NULL the routine causes the string to  be
       given  to  as  input  as if the string had been typed as a command at a
       terminal.  The current process waits until  the	shell  has  completed,
       then returns the exit status in the form that returns.

Diagnostics
       Exit status 127 indicates the shell couldn't be executed.

See Also
       execve(2), wait(2), popen(3)

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