[OT] Evaluate strings in bash

Matias Surdi matiassurdi at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 16:31:17 UTC 2008

Hi, sorry for the offtopic, but maybe somebody can help me here.

I've the following variable:

# echo $BINMAKE
`if [ -x /usr/obj/usr/src/make.i386/make ]; then echo 
/usr/obj/usr/src/make.i386/make; else echo make; fi` -m /usr/src/share/mk

It's a string wich includes a commmand.

How can I get the subcommand replaced by its output?

I'd like to have a second variable like:

# echo $newvariable
make -m /usr/src/share/mk

Thanks a lot.

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