Hi every one, I am currently working on a server program which executes a series of system commands on receiving a messgae from the client(in C). what the server essentially does is he cd's into a particular directory and executes a shell script that calls make utility and does some other functions. I want to intimate the client whether the make utility was successful in building the source code. Currently i am using the system function in C to execute the shell script. I know that make return a value of zero if the build was successful. My problem is that i dont know how to return this value to the C program through the system function call.. Could someone help me out in this regard. Any better approach to this problem can be taken?? Thanking you in anticipation..