Issuing Shell Commands
You can execute a system command, returning to Yorick when the command completes, by prefixing the command line with $:
$any shell command line
This is a shorthand for the system function:
system, shell_string pass shell_string to a system shell
You need to use the system function if you want to compute the shell_string; otherwise $ is more convenient.
Note that the cd (change directory) shell command and its relatives will not have any effect on Yorick's working directory. Instead, use Yorick's cd function to change it's working directory:
The following functions also relate to the operating system: