a good way to save a keystroke?

Scott W wegster at mindcore.net
Fri Nov 21 18:04:52 PST 2003

Marty Landman wrote:

> At 08:40 PM 11/21/2003, Scott W wrote:
>> So yep, it's doing what you want, the way you wanted to...use 
>> something similar fairly often myself, although note that the 
>> 'current' standard for executing commands is now $(cmd), eg
>> more $(which apachectl)
> I get
> FreeB more $(which apachectl)
> Illegal variable name.
> FreeB
> Maybe I should've mentioned I'm on 4.8, or is there another reason?
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D'oh, my mistake- you're using csh I take it?  Sorry, I believe the 
$(cmd) syntax is now 'the standard' in sh/ksh/Bourne/bash, but evidently 
not csh....sorry, I've never been keen on csh, but that syntax won't 
work for you, although it will/does even in freeBSD sh.

Sorry for the confusion,


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