Hello, I am developing a FreeBSD port and I would like to invoke a shell command from it and assign its output to a variable. The command in question is
# make -f /usr/ports/lang/fpc/Makefile -V PORTVERSION and I have verified that it works on the command line. I try to use it in my port's Makefile in the following way: FPCVERSION= `make -f /usr/ports/lang/fpc/Makefile -V PORTVERSION` but it fails with the following error Syntax error: EOF in backquote substitution I also tried FPCVERSION= `make -f /usr/ports/lang/fpc/Makefile -V PORTVERSION` but it fails on the same error. Can you please advise me how to call this command? Thank you in advance. Regards Rambius -- Tangra Mega Rock: http://www.radiotangra.com _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"