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Re: Here Documents in commands

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: Here Documents in commands
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 10:36:27 -0500

%% Jens Schweikhardt <address@hidden> writes:

  js> I've been thinking long and deep and even made a few attempts at using
  js> shell "here documents" in the commands for a rule. My conclusion is that
  js> it is impossible, at least with a POSIX shell.

You're right--in fact I don't think it matters what kind of shell you're

  js> In the remote event that I have overlooked something, does anyone
  js> know a way how to get something like

  js>   cat << EOF
  js>   foo
  js>   bar
  js>   EOF

  js> in a rule?

You can't, directly.  You can do it, as you mentioned, with a bunch of

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