How to get value of shell commands in variable Home › Forums › C Programming › How to get value of shell commands in variable This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by ElviraGullett 9 years, 10 months ago. Author Posts September 11, 2008 at 12:33 am #2139 ElviraGullettMember Hi all, If We are excuting shell command in c program. then how can we get result of that command in variable? For example: int var; var=system(“uname -r”); This command gives OS version , But in var variable it gives exit status of that command. But I want the OS version in variable.How can we get that? Any idea? Thanks in advance, BKP Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.