System function respond

i understand that using system returns a boolean. but how can i get the
actual output from the system command?

Pavel P. wrote:

i understand that using system returns a boolean. but how can i get the
actual output from the system command?

Use backticks.

output = command

Tim H. wrote:

Pavel P. wrote:

i understand that using system returns a boolean. but how can i get the
actual output from the system command?

Use backticks.

output = command

well the thing is that when using system, the output is a boolean bc it
returns whether the system command executed successfully

On Dec 22, 2007, at 9:09 PM, Pavel P. wrote:

well the thing is that when using system, the output is a boolean
bc it
returns whether the system command executed successfully

stdout = #{ command }
status = $?.exitstatus

for more try

gem install session
gem install open4

etc.

a @ http://codeforpeople.com/

ara.t.howard wrote:

On Dec 22, 2007, at 9:09 PM, Pavel P. wrote:

well the thing is that when using system, the output is a boolean
bc it
returns whether the system command executed successfully

stdout = #{ command }
status = $?.exitstatus

for more try

gem install session
gem install open4

etc.

a @ http://codeforpeople.com/

other way around (unless im wrong). i want the output rather then the
exit status. i tried this out but it still gave me only the exti status

Pavel P. wrote:

well the thing is that when using system, the output is a boolean […]

DON’T use system. Use backticks.

Sebastian H. wrote:

Pavel P. wrote:

well the thing is that when using system, the output is a boolean […]

DON’T use system. Use backticks.

i finally realized that a backtick is a `. sorry amd thank you very
much

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