system function

The system function is used to issue a command. Execution of your program will not continue until the command has completed.

Library:   stdlib.h

Prototype: int system(const char *cmd);

Syntax:    system( "cat /etc/hosts");

	   In Unix systems, the command is passed to "/bin/sh -c" for 
           execution. I do not know what handles the command in DOS systems.
example program.

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