On Wed, May 30, 2001 at 06:50:38AM +0100, Ross Davis wrote:
> That works the finest 'cept I'm trying to put cmd2's
> output into a variable, something like:
well you're just a pita, aren't you! :)
> cmd1 && ((var=$(cmd2))&)
>> or equiv.,
>> cmd1 && ((var=`cmd2`)&)
>> No combination of brackets seem to work. Anybody
> got any idea if something like this is possible
> or another solution!?
and no combination will work as far as i can see because the ()'s create
a subshell. what this means is that the shell creates a child process
and runs the command in there - and environment variables go down to
children but never up to parents.
so, your best bet is:
cmd1 && (cmd2 > cmd2.out &); var=$(cat cmd2.out); rm cmd2.out
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