How can I do it? I am trying it like this RESULT=`wget $URL`
P.S. - Also any recommended sources for learning shell scripting?
Edit: Yeah, that works.
The preferred way would be
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For shell scripting with bash and/or POSIX sh, http://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashGuide is the guide to read. And there's a lot more useful resources on that wiki, and on http://wiki.bash-hackers.org/. I'm afraid most other resources on shell scripting are garbage, so it's best to stick with those two.