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Re: What is the difference between a newline and a semi-colon?


From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: What is the difference between a newline and a semi-colon?
Date: Fri, 30 May 2014 12:49:51 -0600
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On 05/30/2014 12:40 PM, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> Bruce Korb <address@hidden> writes:
> 
>> Thanks, Eric & Chet.  I hope nobody ever needs to load up a set of
>> aliases within a Makefile script.
> 
> A non-interactive shell does not have aliases.

Unless you explicitly turn them on.  And there are shell scripts that do so:

http://git.savannah.gnu.org/gitweb/?p=gnulib.git;a=blob;f=gnulib-tool#l79

but yeah, not your typical practice.

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Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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