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Re: access variables in canned command sequences
On Fri, Apr 06, 2007 at 11:51:59AM -0700, Michael Snyder wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-04-06 at 11:26 -0700, vb wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I need to be able pass a convenience variable defined in gdb command
> > file to a shell script from inside a canned sequence, something like
> > this:
> > set $offs=0x1ff80000
> > define xyz
> > shell echo offset is $offs
> > end
> > what happens when I run it - the parameter does not get passed to the
> > shell at all:
> > (gdb) xyz
> > offset is
> > (gdb)
> > What gives?!
> I imagine that the command "echo offset is $offs" is passed directly
> to the shell. The shell doesn't have a variable $offs, so nothing
> gets printed.
That's right. This would work:
printf "offset is %d", $offs
The CLI does not have a lot of ways to manipulate strings.