In article <20011107080314.A515 / digikata.com>, "Alan Chen"
<alan / digikata.com> wrote:


> I gather that you need something more than backticks, but I thought I'd
> mention them just in case.
> 
> retstr = `echo hi`

Yes.  I want to set up a process and have my program interact with it
as if it was a user.  Something akin to a pty, but I haven't been able to
find anything that gives me an interface to the pty system calls.