Hello!

It seems to work with:
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var1 = `du -s /mnt/hdd/ | cut -f1`
puts var1
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Thank you for the answare!

-----Original Message-----
From: Stefano Crocco [mailto:stefano.crocco / alice.it] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 11:17 AM
To: ruby-talk ML
Subject: Re: Assigne command ouput to a variable

Alle mercoled7 novembre 2007, Stefano Crocco ha scritto:
> Alle mercoled7 novembre 2007, Dragoescu Daniel ha scritto:
> > Hello guys!
> >
> > I am a newbie in ruby and i have a question. I run a system command 
> > and i want that the ouput of that command to be assigne to a 
> > variable, something like this:
> >
> > var1 = system("du -s /mnt/hdd/ | cut -f1") puts var1  or
> >
> > var1 = exec("du -s /mnt/hdd/ | cut -f1") puts var1
> >
> > but system return 0 or 1 if command is failed or succesful, and exec on't assigne the output to variable var1.
> >
> > Can you help me? Thanks in advance.
>
> You can use backticks instead of system:

Sorry, I hit the send button by mistake.

You can use backticks instead of system:

var1 = `"du -s /mnt/hdd/ | cut -f1"`
puts var1

I hope this helps

Stefano