pass bash variable as argument to gcc

Jonathan Wakely
Sat Oct 31 06:13:00 GMT 2015

On 29/10/2015, staticx wrote:
> I wonder if I can pass the content of a bash variable as an argument to
> gcc.
> My variable is a list of optimization options like $var="-opt1 -opt2 -opt3"
> gcc $var test.c -o object.o didn't work

Because that's not how you set shell variables.

It should be var="..." not $var="..."

This has nothing to do with GCC, you're just using the shell wrong.

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