[erlang-questions] Command line and quotes
Wed Dec 6 09:10:53 CET 2006
On 2006-12-05 16:03, Pupeno wrote:
> I have a script that starts and stops my Erlang application fanterlasticfour,
> the command to start is (in bash):
> "$RUN_ERL -daemon $PIPEDIR/ $LOGDIR/ \"$ERL -sname $NAME -boot
> fanterlasticfour -config /usr/local/etc//fanterlasticfour/fanterlasticfour\""
> and the command to stop is:
> "$ERL_CALL -sname $NAME -a \"init stop\""
> Before running them, when in verbose mode, I echo them and I see:
> run_erl -daemon /usr/local/var/tmp/fanterlasticfour/ /usr/local/var/log/fanterlasticfour/ "erl -sname
> fanterlasticfour -boot
> fanterlasticfour -config /usr/local/etc//fanterlasticfour/fanterlasticfour"
> erl_call -sname fanterlasticfour -a "init stop"
> Both fail.
> The first one fail silently but in the logs I see:
> ===== LOGGING STARTED Tue Dec 5 14:56:59 GMT 2006
> -sname: 1: Syntax error: Unterminated quoted string
> and the second fails with:
> Illegal argument 'stop"'.
> Any ideas what's going on here ?
> Thank you.
first a warning. it was many years ago that i did serious unix shell
work. at the time bash was not invented.
but as a starting point: use ' and you will get the effect (i think) you
desire for the stop command.
the original unix shell will interpret the command line for you, before
starting the program (erl_call). among other things it will look inside
"". that way you can do:
echo "$HOME again"
and get something different from
echo '$HOME again'
which is why ' will not help you with the start command.
i can not remember any way of having a single multi word string as an
argument from the old shell. there is no lists in the shell. you only
have a string. that means you will have a big problem if you want
arguments of multi word strings. see the discussion of why plan9 got a
new shell for more information about that problem
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