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Bash Assign Output of Shell Command To Variable

Nov 27, 2019, 11:06 (0 Talkback[s])
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How do I assign the output of a shell command to a shell variable under Linux and Unix like operating system? For example, I want to store the date command output to a variable called $now. How do you do that? How can I set a variable to the output of a command in Bash?

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