Make 3.77 $(shell) function problems

Michael K. Elwood mkelwood@qsicorp.com
Mon May 24 10:03:00 GMT 1999


I'm having a bit of trouble with cygwin Make 3.77. The $(shell ...) function
does not seem to be working properly. It's not returning the output of the
shell command. Here is a simple test makefile:

shelltest = $(shell echo Hello)

all:
    @echo Shelltest = $(shelltest)


When I run this using cygwin Make 3.77, I get:

Shelltest =



I tried this on one of our linux boxes using Make 3.76.1, and I get:

Shelltest = Hello



Am I doing something wrong here? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

With best regards,

MKE

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Michael K. Elwood
QSI Corporation
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