unix

unix(3)                     ERLANG MODULE DEFINITION                     unix(3)



MODULE
       unix - Calls to the UNIX Shell

DESCRIPTION
       This module makes it possible to make calls to the UNIX shell. The shell
       used is /bin/sh, so the environment might be different to the one you
       commonly use. C shell expansions cannot be used. The module is extremely
       easy to use and there is only one function.

       Note that most UNIX commands produce a trailing new line.


EXPORTS
       cmd(String)

              Makes the call String to sh and returns the answer in a list of
              characters.

              Example: (bizarre version of ls)

              1> unix:cmd("for i in *; do echo $i; done").

AUTHOR
        Claes Wikstrom - support@erlang.ericsson.se



Ericsson Utvecklings AB           stdlib  1.10                           unix(3)