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RE: command line limitation

From: Leeuwesteijn,Joost
Subject: RE: command line limitation
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 11:47:18 +0200

Hi ma, (what's for dinner? :-) )

> When I am trying to pass it to any function (ar for example), the
> system complains that the command line is too long. The other way is to
> this variable in a text file and call ar in this way:
> ar @a.txt
> The problem is I don't know how I can write this variable 
> into a file? I can't use something such as echo $(Long_Var) >a.txt since 
> then the command line to echo is too long. Is there any way that I can do
> gmake? Is there any function in gmake that help to write a variable into a
> I am using gmake on windows xp

Can you write to the file in steps? Using append?
    echo $(smaller_var)   > a.txt
    echo $(smaller_var2) >> a.txt
    echo $(smaller_var3) >> a.txt

Or create the $(Long_Var), chop it in bits and write the parts to the file
using append.

Joost Leeuwesteijn

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