[Haskell-cafe] System.Process

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Mon Sep 29 15:57:48 EDT 2008

On Sep 29, 2008, at 15:49 , Andrew Coppin wrote:
> Herein lies the problem: I have a program that accepts complete  
> commands from a file and executes them. It works perfectly. And now  
> I'd just like to set an environment variable while each command  
> runs... But alas no, the only way to do that is with runProcess,  
> which expects me to parse the command line first. (Before anybody  
> remarks that "words" will do this, consider the "echo" command,  
> which treats whitespace meaningfully.)

env FOO=bar mycommand ...

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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