SYSTEM(3)                                               SYSTEM(3)

     NAME
          system - issue a shell command

     SYNOPSIS
          system(string)
          char *string;

     DESCRIPTION
          System causes the string to be given to sh(1) 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 of the shell.

     SEE ALSO
          popen(3), exec(2), wait(2)

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