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Re: Setting a bash variable from backtick operator fails

Greetings, Numien!

> While working on diagnosing an issue with autotools, I found Cygwin's
> bash seems to not be able to set a variable from backtick substitution,
> at least on my system (Cygwin x86_64, updated today, on Win10)

> On a Linux system it works as expected:

> $ test=`echo "x86_64-pc-cygwin" | sed 's/-[^-]*$//'`; echo $test

> x86_64-pc

> On a Cygwin system it doesn't:

> $ test=`echo "x86_64-pc-cygwin" | sed 's/-[^-]*$//'`; echo $test

> (no output)

I'm unable to reproduce it here.

> This also happens in scripts (where I originally encountered the
> problem), not just on the command line.

> Directly outputting it (echo `echo "x86_64-pc-cygwin" | sed
> 's/-[^-]*$//'`) works fine, it seems to be specifically related to
> setting a variable.

> Any suggestions?


With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 17:47:03

Sorry for my terrible english...

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