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Re: [SHELL] Detect backslash in command line args

by LanX (Chancellor)
on Jul 08, 2013 at 14:30 UTC ( #1043131=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to [SHELL] Detect backslash in command line args

Backslash is an escape character which needs to be escaped ... you might already guess ... with a backslash.

The shell doesn't act very different to double-quoted strings in Perl.


You have a misconception here

> With MS Windows's cmd.exe shell we can force an exception if any args passed via the command line contain a backslash:

the same with Unix, just

> So ... if someone does perl arg\one in one of these shells, is there any way that can detect the backslash contained in that command line argument ?

In your example you are not passing a backslash, just an escaped "o", which is most probably just a simple "o". To be able to pass a backslash you need to double it!!!

Cheers Rolf

( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

) yep

lanx@nc10-ubuntu:~$ perl -le 'print ord(chomp($ARGV[0]))' \o 48 lanx@nc10-ubuntu:~$ perl -le 'print ord(chomp($ARGV[0]))' o 48

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