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-GNU Pies NEWS -- history of user-visible changes. 2019-05-28
+GNU Pies NEWS -- history of user-visible changes. 2019-05-31
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@@ -25,8 +25,28 @@ configuration file. Such multiple components are run simultaneously,
unless required otherwise by their "prerequisites" and "dependents"
+* New component flag: shell
+The 'shell' flag instructs pies to run the component via "/bin/sh -c
+$command". Use it if the command should undergo variable expansion,
+contains redirections, pipes, etc. E.g.
+ component X {
+ flags shell;
+ command "if [ -n "$X" ]; then foo; else bar; fi"
+ }
* Improved cyclic dependency diagnostics
+* Fix a bug in 'env' statement
+Previous versions applied unnecessary word splitting if given a
+single argument. This is now fixed, so that e.g. the following
+statement is processed correctly and defines a single variable
+X to have the value "foo bar":
+ env "X=foo bar"
Version 1.3, 2016-10-01

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