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How can I execute shell from a C code?

My shell is placed in /bin/sh

Following didn't seem to work for me



Maybe you need to tell the shell it should be interactive:

system("/bin/sh -i");

However, I believe that your original system() call should have produced a shell prompt too.

Both notations (with and without the '-i') in this program give me a shell prompt (return to the previous shell by typing 'exit' and RETURN or Control-D):

#include <stdlib.h>
int main(void)
    system("/bin/sh -i");
    return 0;

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