int system(const char *command);
- Return value:
- If len is zero, the return value indicates whether a shell is
available. A zero return value indicates a shell is not available.
For non-zero len, the value returned is -1 on error and the
return status of the command otherwise. Only the exit status of the
command is returned, which is extracted from the host's
systemreturn value by calling
WEXITSTATUS(retval). In case /bin/sh could not be executed, 127 is returned.
- The call was interrupted by the user.
gdb takes over the full task of calling the necessary host calls
to perform the
system call. The return value of
the host is simplified before it's returned
to the target. Any termination signal information from the child process
is discarded, and the return value consists
entirely of the exit status of the called command.
Due to security concerns, the
system call is by default refused
by gdb. The user has to allow this call explicitly with the
set remote system-call-allowed 1 command.