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Re: (feature request) Shell script within shell script

"Bart Schaefer" wrote:
> The tricky bit of course is that the redirection becomes the standard
> input of the "herefile" function, so your script will see end-of-file
> as soon as it starts running.

Of course you don't necessarily need to use a here-document at all.

  therefile() {
      setopt localtraps localoptions noshwordsplit
      local tmp=${TMPPREFIX}HERE$$
      trap "command rm -f $tmp" EXIT
      touch $tmp		|| return
      chmod u=rwx,go-rwx $tmp	|| return
      print -r "$1" >>$tmp	|| return
      $tmp "$@"

  therefile \
  print "You typed: @ARGV\n";
  ' arg1 arg2

You typed: arg1 arg2

Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx>                  Software Engineer
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