BASH script quote problem

Michael A. Cleverly michael at cleverly.com
Thu Nov 2 15:13:11 MST 2006


On 11/2/06, Andy Bradford <amb-plug at bradfords.org> wrote:
> Thus said Scott Morris on Thu, 02 Nov 2006 14:59:49 MST:
>
> > Any thoughts on how this could be accomplished?
>
> How about:
>
> #!/bin/sh
> RECIP=scottmmorris at hotpop.com
> ls | mail -s "Running on `hostname` - sent" "$RECIP"

Or even:

ls | mail -s "Running on $HOSTNAME - sent" $RECIP

since $HOSTNAME is a bash built-in variable.

Michael



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