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Re: Unterminated string error

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: Unterminated string error
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 20:29:20 -0400

%% address@hidden (John Alvord) writes:

  ja> This is a gnu make 3.79.1, freshly gotten from the archives - date was
  ja> June 2000 if I remember. I am work on upgrading from 3.75 to 3.79.1.
  ja> There were a few small repairs needed, but it mostly looks OK.
  ja> This is on NT 4, using sh.exe for a command shell.

  ja> Given the following makefile

  ja> test:
  ja>   echo "* "

  ja> That is an asterisk followed by a blank. I am getting "Syntax error:
  ja> unterminated quoted string" display immediated after the echo.

If the error message is exactly what you've quoted (or even close), it's
not being produced by GNU make, but instead by your shell.

The only way GNU make could be involved is if somehow it is not invoking
the subshell with the entire argument string; this would have to be
NT-specific, I think, since it doesn't happen with the UNIX version.

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>          Find some GNU make tips at:
 http://www.gnu.org                      http://www.paulandlesley.org/gmake/
 "Please remain calm...I may be mad, but I am a professional." --Mad Scientist

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