Ivan "Rambius" Ivanov wrote:
I am developing a FreeBSD port and I would like to invoke a shell command from it and assign its output to a variable.
If you're using GNU make (called gmake on BSD systems), you can do VAR := $(shell command) or, as a concrete example, CFILES := $(shell ls *.c) Not that I recommend using that example, it just goes to illustrate. If you're using BSD make, I wouldn't know though. I'm just not familiar with that. And if you wish to do it in a portable way such that it works with BSD make, GNU make or whatever, then all I can say is good luck... Hth, Alphons -- VISTA - Viruses Intruders Spyware Trojans Adware _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"