Subject: Re: pkglint message
To: Georg Schwarz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Roland Illig <rillig@NetBSD.org>
Date: 01/23/2006 02:41:22
Georg Schwarz wrote:
> When I apply pkglint to security/tcp_wrappers I get:
> WARN: Makefile:51--55: Please use "\\." instead of "\.".
> Could anyone explain the meaning and the background of this message?
> What are the dots for?
Maybe pkglint can --explain this:
> pkglint --explain
WARN: Makefile:51--55: Please use "\\." instead of "\.".
Although the current code may work, it is not good style to
rely on the shell passing "\." exactly as is, and not
discarding the backslash. Alternatively you can use single
quotes instead of double quotes.