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Re: Escaping characters in one-liners

by mrpeabody (Friar)
on Mar 12, 2005 at 18:19 UTC ( #438967=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Escaping characters in one-liners

On all platforms, you can avoid using particular quoting characters inside your program by using the generic quoting constructs q() and qq().

For instance, to single-quote something in bash:

perl -we'my $c=400; print q(not interpolated: $c)'

This is even more useful in Win32, where you need to avoid the much more common doublequotes:

perl -we"my $c=400; print qq(interpolated: $c)"

You can also delimit on something besides parentheses, but parens are easy to read and not disallowed by anything, so I rarely bother.

See perlop under q/STRING/.

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