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RE: Problems with echo. (echo period)

From: Dave Korn
Subject: RE: Problems with echo. (echo period)
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 15:26:48 +0100

On 24 April 2007 15:23, Aaron Shatters wrote:

> With cmd.exe as my shell, what is the suggested method of echoing a blank
> line to the screen? 
> 2 - using "echo. 2>&1" which tricks make into thinking
> this should be handled by the shell?

  Bingo.  The problem is that make doesn't take the slow path when it should;
using redirection guarantees the slow path; voila, problem solved in a
reliable fashion for minimal effort.

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