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From: "Decklin Foster" <fosterd@hartwick.edu>
To: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: flattening a command substitution
Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2000 21:50:38 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20000707215038.A5353@c26469-a.clnvl1.ct.home.com> (raw)

Is there a way to perform a command substitution and flatten it all at
once? For example, say I want to work with a pwd that has spaces:

; pwd
; mkdir 'foo bar'
; cd 'foo bar'
; ls `{pwd}
ls: /home/decklin/foo: No such file or directory
ls: bar: No such file or directory
[nonzero status 1]
; ls ``(){pwd}
ls: /home/decklin/foo bar
: No such file or directory
[nonzero status 1]

Now, there are two ways I can get it to work: use a newline as the
ifs-value, or have a temporary variable:

ls $^pwd

Neither strike me as being very elegant. The first option doesn't
generalize to commands with multi-line output, and having to waste a
variable seems wrong. Does anyone have a better idea?

There is no TRUTH. There is no REALITY. There is no CONSISTENCY. There
are no ABSOLUTE STATEMENTS. I'm very probably wrong. -- BSD fortune(6)

             reply	other threads:[~2000-07-10 20:28 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2000-07-08  2:50 Decklin Foster [this message]
2000-07-11 17:39 Smarasderagd

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