I seem to be having issues with some shell scripting (ZSH in particular), where the shell fails to understand exports with spaces in them. The problem only happens when `runcommand` or $(runcommand) is used.
# Works fine:
export test1="a b c"
# Does not work:
$(echo 'export test2="a b c"')
The error is something along the lines of
export:4: not valid in this context: c". Adding 1-2
\-escapes before the spaces and/or the quotes might change the error message to
export:4: not valid in this context: b\.
Might anyone have insight into what the problem is? Thank you.
(The reason I am doing this is a hack to allow python to set shell variables by dynamically generating code which gets run in .myshellrc; if anyone knows of a more elegant way to do this, that would be quite welcome as a comment. Thank you.)
(*sigh*, I hope this isn't a version-specific issue in 4.3.12... I think this may have worked in the past.)