Using an environment variable

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14 Sep, 2018 02:45 PM

So, I am trying to pass linker flags to the go compiler, I have tested this locally and it did work:

go build -o uwunote.exe -ldflags "-H windowsgui -X$(git describe --tags --always --dirty)"

but it didn't work on AppVeyor, so I tried it using an environment variable:

  - $env:UWU_VERSION=git describe --tags --always --dirty
  - go build -o uwunote.exe -ldflags "-H windowsgui -X$env:UWU_VERSION"

Same story, doesn't work on AppVeyor, but locally it does.
I get the following output:

$env:UWU_VERSION=git describe --tags --always --dirty
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
Command exited with code 1
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Owen McDonnell on 14 Sep, 2018 05:21 PM

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    By default, lines in appveyor.yml are interpreted by cmd which does not recognize $env: syntax.
    To use powershell to interpret lines change to

      - ps: $env:UWU_VERSION=git describe --tags --always --dirty
      - ps: go build -o uwunote.exe -ldflags "-H windowsgui -X$env:UWU_VERSION"
  2. 2 Posted by marceloschr on 14 Sep, 2018 08:04 PM

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  3. Owen McDonnell closed this discussion on 15 Sep, 2018 05:17 AM.

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