aesub - substitute and echo strings
aesub [ option... ] string ...
The aesub command is used to perform the usual aesub(5) substitutions
on its command line arguments, and then echo them to the standard
Shell Script Quoting
The aesub(1) command is often used in shell scripts. It is important
to remember that the shell will do its own substitutions on the command
line argument before it invokes the aesub(1) command. Usually, you
don’t want this to happen, so you need to use single (’) quotes to do
this. (The shell continues to substitute inside double (") quotes.)
Quote aesub(1) arguments using ’ single ’ quotes.
The following options are understood:
This option may be used to specify that the project baseline is
the subject of the command.
This option may be used to specify a particular change within a
project. See aegis(1) for a complete description of this
Take the text to be substituted from the specified file. The
filename ‘-’ is understood to mean the standard input.
This option may be used to obtain more information about how to
use the aesub program.
This option may be used to select the project of interest.
When no -Project option is specified, the AEGIS_PROJECT
environment variable is consulted. If that does not exist, the
user’s $HOME/.aegisrc file is examined for a default project
field (see aeuconf(5) for more information). If that does not
exist, when the user is only working on changes within a single
project, the project name defaults to that project. Otherwise,
it is an error.
See also aegis(1) for options common to all aegis commands.
All options may be abbreviated; the abbreviation is documented as the
upper case letters, all lower case letters and underscores (_) are
optional. You must use consecutive sequences of optional letters.
All options are case insensitive, you may type them in upper case or
lower case or a combination of both, case is not important.
For example: the arguments "-project, "-PROJ" and "-p" are all
interpreted to mean the -Project option. The argument "-prj" will not
be understood, because consecutive optional characters were not
Options and other command line arguments may be mixed arbitrarily on
the command line, after the function selectors.
The GNU long option names are understood. Since all option names for
aesub are long, this means ignoring the extra leading ’-’. The
"--option=value" convention is also understood.
The aesub command will exit with a status of 1 on any error. The aesub
command will only exit with a status of 0 if there are no errors.
See aegis(1) for a list of environment variables which may affect this
command. See aepconf(5) for the project configuration file’s project_
specific field for how to set environment variables for all commands
executed by Aegis.
Available string substitutions.
aesub version 4.24.3.D001
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2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Peter
The aesub program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details use
the ’aesub -VERSion License’ command. This is free software and you
are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; for details
use the ’aesub -VERSion License’ command.
Peter Miller E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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