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I have to live with a build system that moves pieces of source around before running make. I have a function that pipes output of make through a sed to remap file references back to the source tree.

(defun mybuild ()
  "Run mybuild"
  (interactive)
  (compile "mybuild | sed -e 's/path-x/path-y/' -e ..."))

My problem is that the sed expression is getting too long and it does not look elegant.

Are there any nice solutions to this problem, e.g. set compilation-filter function that will have one sed/regexp expression per line?

Also, I do not want to have a global change in compilation filter for all invocations of compile command.

I suspect that the solution could be as simple defining sed command as a multi line string and then use in compile command expression.

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  • sed has a -f switch that allows you to put all that in a file (and if you are lucky, never have to look at it again - ever :-) )
    – NickD
    Sep 15 at 15:32
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Found a solution: use concat to build sed string

(defun mksed ()
  (concat
   "sed -e 's/path-x/path-y'"
   " -e 's/path-a/path-b'")))

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