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Solved: how to save an output to a variable

i want to save the output of /scripts/whoowns to a username
like $user = /scripts/whoowns

but I'm not sure how to do that

This is inside a bash script

how can I get the output of /scripts/whoowns
then save that to a variable?

---------- Post updated at 02:19 AM ---------- Previous update was at 02:17 AM ----------

Figured it out Smilie
I just did var=$(command)

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LOGSAVE(8)						      System Manager's Manual							LOGSAVE(8)

logsave - save the output of a command in a logfile SYNOPSIS
logsave [ -asv ] logfile cmd_prog [ ... ] DESCRIPTION
The logsave program will execute cmd_prog with the specified argument(s), and save a copy of its output to logfile. If the containing directory for logfile does not exist, logsave will accumulate the output in memory until it can be written out. A copy of the output will also be written to standard output. If cmd_prog is a single hyphen ('-'), then instead of executing a program, logsave will take its input from standard input and save it in logfile logsave is useful for saving the output of initial boot scripts until the /var partition is mounted, so the output can be written to /var/log. OPTIONS
-a This option will cause the output to be appended to logfile, instead of replacing its current contents. -s This option will cause logsave to skip writing to the log file text which is bracketed with a control-A (ASCII 001 or Start of Header) and control-B (ASCII 002 or Start of Text). This allows progress bar information to be visible to the user on the console, while not being written to the log file. -v This option will make logsave to be more verbose in its output to the user. AUTHOR
Theodore Ts'o ( SEE ALSO
fsck(8) E2fsprogs version 1.42.9 December 2013 LOGSAVE(8)

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