system function and quotation

Posted on 1999-01-21
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
I got some problem with doublequotes.
Here it is:
system("useradd -g users /home/the_name -c $VARIABLE ....")
The $VARIABLE is a name with at least two words, which the systems thinks is two arguments. I tried to put "" or '' around the $VARIABLE, but no...
How do I solve it?
Question by:cl071997
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ptruman earned 200 total points
ID: 1832370
escape the " using \...
system("useradd -g users /home/the_name -c \"$VARIABLE\" ....")


Author Comment

ID: 1832371
Yes it works, great.
But I forgot to show you the whole example, sorry. here it is:
system("remsh $SERVERNAME /usr/bin/useradd -g users -c \"$USER_NAME\" ...")
remsh = HP-UX remote shell.
My first question is answered. Consider this comment as just a comment. Do you know the answer of this comment - great, if not, I´m satisfied and I will try to connect HP for some solution.

Author Comment

ID: 1832372
YES! I got it!
If you run the system() like this - it works.
system("remsh $SERVER /bin/sh<<!
#now im working remote, not just sending remote commond (so to speak)
/usr/sbin/useradd -g users -d /home/$NAME -c \"$COMMENTS\" .......

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