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Re: win32 short name and IFS='~'

From: Charles Wilson
Subject: Re: win32 short name and IFS='~'
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 18:04:30 -0400
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Boehne, Robert wrote:

Ok, let me get this out.
"Hello, I'm Robert, and I've never used shell functions."
Admitting it is the first step to recovery. ;)

Seriously, I'm not familiar with what can be done with them,
but if you can find a simple way to replace IFS with shell
functions, let us all know!

Well, not in general, no, of course not. IFS separates words. Youkindaneedthatorthingsgetconfused.

But if we're doing this:

my_cmd="do one thing~now do another thing~and then another"

That can often be replaced by

myfunction() {
  do one thing
  do another thing
  and then another

Of course, like all structured programming, you need to pass in arguments and such...

see win32_libid() and its uses in the cygwin/mingw codepath.


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