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Find unix TERM within C program.

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I am writing a file viewer, which will be used on different terminals in Unix environment. How can I find the current terminal type from within my C program. I tried using the following code:

char *str1;

str1 = (char *)(system("echo $TERM"));
printf("Terminal Type is: %s\r\n", str1);

But, it only echos the term type on the screen, and does not send anything in the variable str1. Any suggestions??
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use

str1=getenv("TERM");

you have to include stdlib.h

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