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Re: some simple help

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: some simple help
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 16:52:03 -0400

On Wed, 2008-04-16 at 15:37 -0500, Billy N. Patton wrote:
> first is just for printing out some of the variables.
> I meant to remove the first and last.

Well, "first" is what's causing your error.  So, if you remove it, you
won't see that error any more.

This is the danger of sending an example along with your request for
help, but running a DIFFERENT file to produce the error.

Probably you have something like:

                echo $(MY_BIG_VARIABLE)

This runs a command, echo, and passes all the contents of
MY_BIG_VARIABLE on the command line.  Note that command line arguments
are not infinite: every system has a maximum amount of space you can

Try using one of the make built-in functions like $(warning ...) or
$(info ...) to do this, rather than invoking a command like echo.

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>       
 "Please remain calm--I may be mad, but I am a professional."--Mad Scientist

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