Usage of $() in Porter's Handbook

Chris Rees utisoft at
Tue Apr 26 13:29:36 UTC 2011

Hi all,

This is somewhat the inverse of what happened in [1] --please let's
not repeat it all.

In the chapter on automated creation of pkg-plist [2] substitution is
performed using the sh-ism $() -- something I as a tcsh user find very
frustrating when copy/pasting the commands -- bear in mind that the
default root shell is /bin/csh [3].

The patch at [4] changes the $(make -V PORTNAME) etc to more
compatible `make -V PORTNAME`.

If any clarification on backticks is needed in the text I'll be happy to oblige.

Any complaints?



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