[Bro] Getting the Output From system()

Seth Hall seth at icir.org
Tue Dec 11 13:47:08 PST 2012

On Dec 11, 2012, at 4:26 PM, Chris Crawford <christopher.p.crawford at gmail.com> wrote:

> Is there anything like system() that returns the output of an external command?

I hate that I'm even pointing this out on the mailing list, but here it goes… 

You can do it with the input framework and system command together.  I have a minimal example that I wrote for the SecurityOnion guys for their Bro installation.  This script runs the hostname command and collects the output.


Have fun. :)


Seth Hall
International Computer Science Institute
(Bro) because everyone has a network

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