Subject: Re: lisp and unix system calls
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/11/30
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* expo <>
| i want to make a system call to 'grep' or similar command, perhaps
| even a shell script and i was wondering on how to do such a thing.

  hm.  a "system call" is generally a call to a kernel service.  the
  "system" C function, however, just runs a shell command.  Allegro CL
  offers the function RUN-SHELL-COMMAND which does exactly this.