Just a thought on sed

Matthias Benkmann matthias at winterdrache.de
Sun May 5 03:04:41 PDT 2002


On Sat, 4 May 2002 21:29:52 +0200 Nicholas Dille <darkyeti at gmx.net> wrote:

> On Sat, May 04, 2002 at 01:55:25PM -0400, Phil Gendreau wrote:
> > $ echo "$(sed 's/foo/bar/g' file)" >file
> 
> i have tried something similar on log files and it was a complete mess
> because make uses ` and ' to delimit directories.
> one could argue that nobody would use those in Makefiles and the like
> but you never know!

Huh?  I've used ` and ' in Makefiles without problems. I've also read the
make documentation and I don't recall any special meaning attached to
them.

MSB
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