Hi Volodya,


Thank you, that was exactly the kind of “cleaner” solution I was looking for. Would be great to get documented for future reference J


local GIT_BRANCH = [ SHELL "git rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD" : strip-eol ] ;

local GIT_HEAD = [ SHELL "git rev-parse --short HEAD" : strip-eol ] ;


echo "Git branch $(GIT_BRANCH) @ $(GIT_HEAD)" ;




Git branch develop @ 77f43d5





From: Boost-build [mailto:boost-build-bounces@lists.boost.org] On Behalf Of Vladimir Prus
Sent: 20. september 2015 03:05
To: Boost.Build developer's and user's list <boost-build@lists.boost.org>
Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Unexpected line feed when capturing shell output


Could you try:


    local GIT_BRANCH = [ SHELL "git rev-parse --abbrev-head HEAD" : strip-eol ] ;


I'll get this documented.


- Volodya



On Sun, Sep 20, 2015 at 12:57 AM Martin Dyring-Andersen <mda@spamfighter.com> wrote:

Hi Brian,

> maybe?
> echo -n `git rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD`
> It works on cmd line, not sure about within jam file...

I ended up with this, which seems to work as expected.. Thanks for pointing me in right direction, I thought it was a bug that linefeed was captured.

local GIT_BRANCH = [ SHELL "git rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD | tr -d '\n'" ] ;
echo "before$(GIT_BRANCH)after" ;

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