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Re^4: Splitting up quoted/escaped command line arguments

by choroba (Abbot)
on Feb 11, 2014 at 20:46 UTC ( #1074504=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Splitting up quoted/escaped command line arguments
in thread Splitting up quoted/escaped command line arguments

'a'\''b' Seems to break update 4.

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Re^5: Splitting up quoted/escaped command line arguments
by Tommy (Chaplain) on Feb 11, 2014 at 21:25 UTC

    That's ok with me, because in Linux-ese (bash/sh/ksh), you can't escape a single quote. It's one of the most annoying things and I find it reeeally bothersome. This is why I don't try to accommodate for a "\'" sequence in update 4. Despite the fact that I don't want these commands to go to the shell, they are being written by people who deal with the shell almost exclusively: system admins. This much I can assume: that they won't be putting in commands that have syntax which outright fails to run on its own.

    Tommy
    A mistake can be valuable or costly, depending on how faithfully you pursue correction
      Yes, you can escape a single quote - outside single quotes.
      $ echo 'a'\''b' a'b
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        ...But that's just pure evil =D

        Tommy
        A mistake can be valuable or costly, depending on how faithfully you pursue correction

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