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From: Johann Spies <jspies@s...>
Subject: [Caml-list] Ocaml equivalent of python's
I want to learn how to use Unix commands from within an Ocaml program
but the Ocaml manual confused me more than it helped me to understand
the Ocaml way.

In Python I can do the following;
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import commands, os

listing = os.system ('ls -laprt') #or any other unix command

print listing # to get the output of the unix command.

address = 146.232.128.13
result = commands.getstatusoutput('ping -c 1 %s' % address,)

print result
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What would the equivalent be in Ocaml?

I have tried 
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#  let listing = Unix.execv "ls -laprt";;
val listing : string array -> unit = <fun>
# let l = Array.to_list listing;;
This expression has type string array -> unit but is here used with
type
  'a array
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Johann
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