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Re: eshell command substitution?

From: Stephen Berman
Subject: Re: eshell command substitution?
Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2023 16:58:58 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13)

On Sat, 23 Dec 2023 10:39:49 -0500 Jeff Clough <> wrote:

> Good Morning!
> Does eshell have command substitution? If so, can someone point me to
> its syntax. My search-fu is failing me.
> My usual use case...
> $ g++ base.cpp -o base `pkg-config gtkmm-3.0 --cflags --libs`
> Backticks don't work, nor does $(...) unsurprisingly.
> I've gotta be missing something glaringly obvious here, but I can't find
> an answer.

This should work (see (info "(eshell) Dollars Expansion")):

$ g++ base.cpp -o base ${pkg-config gtkmm-3.0 --cflags --libs}

Steve Berman

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