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system$() -- hand a statement over to your operating system and return its output

Synopsis:
 
print system$("dir") 

Description:
The system$-command accepts a single string argument, specifying a command, that can be found and executed by your operating system. It returns the output of this command as one big string.

Example:
input "Please enter the name of a directory: " d$ 
print 
print "This is the contents of the '"+d$+"':" 
print system$("ls -l "+d$) 
Explanation:

This example lists the contents of a directory, employing the ls-command. 



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