Subject: Re: sh backtick deficiency?
To: Geir Inge Jensen <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/30/1998 10:53:00
On Mar 30, 10:50am, Geir Inge Jensen wrote:
> I think you have to use
> 	cvs add -m "`cat /tmp/cm`" sniffit
> Otherwise, cvs will try to add most of the output of that command as
> files...

Well, sure i know how to work around this, my question rather was: do I really
have to work around it? I still suspect that's a bug in our sh, but the manpage
doesn't say enough about backtick expansion, and i don't have any POSIX etc.
standards around to verify the correct behaviour.

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>