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Re: proposed /etc/rc.d/staticroute change to allow variables
On 18 October 2011 21:49, Alan Barrett <apb%cequrux.com@localhost> wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Oct 2011, David Brownlee wrote:
>> Since ! has a well defined meaning in ifconfig.if, maybe use a '$' or
>> similar prefix to mean eval?
> '!' already means 'eval this line' in ifconfig.if. It was my suggestion to
> have it mean more or less the same thing in route.conf.
Got it - makes perfect sense.
> I see now that /etc/rc.d/network eval's each '!' line from ifconfig.if in a
> separate subshell, whereas the proposal for /etc/rc.d/staticroute is to eval
> all linesin the same subshell (so that variables set in one line may affect
> commands in a subsequent line). I think it would make more sense for both
> rc.d/network and rc.d/staticroute to perform all the evals in the same
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