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Re^2: preserve quotes after $0 interpolation

by afoken (Canon)
on Dec 13, 2019 at 10:11 UTC ( #11110060=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: preserve quotes after $0 interpolation
in thread preserve quotes after $0 + @ARGV interpolation

use String::ShellQuote qw( shell_quote );

The last two times I looked at String::ShellQuote (Re^2: Passing values from Perl script to shell script in 2009 and Re^4: quoting/escaping file names in 2014), it did not look good. The last change is from 2010. So, String::ShellQuote still has the same problems as in 2009, quoting myself:

It works just for some unnamed version of some unnamed bourne shell. The author wanted to add more shells, but he did not since 2005. The test.t look very strange, especially I don't see any reasonable test for passing arguments via a shell. So, it's old, unmaintained, not well-tested, and broken for all shells except for that unspecified bourne shell. Use the multi-argument forms of exec, system, or open instead, they do not need quoting.

See also The problem of "the" default shell.


Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)

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Re^3: preserve quotes after $0 interpolation
by ikegami (Pope) on Dec 13, 2019 at 14:47 UTC

    You seem to allege some problem with shell_quote, but none of the linked post identify one. The all seemed centered around the idea of avoiding the shell is better. While true, that's not a problem with shell_quote.

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