[clug] Amusing little /bin/sh question..
pbarker at barker.dropbear.id.au
Wed May 23 07:22:14 GMT 2007
On Wed, 23 May 2007, Andrew Janke wrote:
> Thanks for the quick replies...
> I forgot one (rather) crucial bit... I want to find out what somevar
> is but I dont want to run the script itself (thus the set -n
Well... in that case, I think you'll need to decide on what assumptions
you can make about a.sh's behaviour - otherwise you're going to hit
IF you are willing to assume that the variable is simply set with
somevar="foo", running a regex over the file to get the value is an
easy-enough way to get the value.
Is it possible to rearrange the files in question? In that case you can
split off something akin to a "config file". Put the assignment in the
config file, source the config file from both a.sh and b.sh.
Peter Barker | N _--_|\ /---- Barham, Vic
Programmer,Sysadmin,Geek | W + E / /\
pbarker at barker.dropbear.id.au | S \_,--?_*<-- Canberra
You need a bigger hammer. | v [35S, 149E]
"Peter is apathetic, and I'm vaguely apathetic" -- Rachel, thinking of organising a movie trip
More information about the linux