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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-20 12:45:17

Zbynek Winkler <zw-bjam_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> We recommend this approach: once you've set up a boost-build.jam
>> file in a parent directory of the one in which you do most of
>> your development, it should almost never be necessary to think
>> about it again, and you won't be cluttering your environment
>> with settings specific to a single tool.
> To use bb2 I create a script in ~/bin directory (where my PATH points)
> usually named "b" with this contents:
> export BOOST_BUILD_PATH=/home/zbynek/boost-build
> /home/zbynek/boost-build/jam_src/bin.linuxx86/bjam $*
> and use that to invoke bb2. It is hidden in the ~/bin dir along with a
> bunch of other scripts of this kind so it clutters neither the
> environment nor the home dir.

Of course; It clutters the ~/bin directory instead ;-).

I do something like that for BBv1, since there are so many
command-line/env variables that can have an effect.

Are you suggesting we add that recommendation to the docs, or are you
just offering it up as a useful hint for other BB users, or...?

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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