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Re: printf "%q" and $'...'


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: printf "%q" and $'...'
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 15:15:47 +0100
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Antonio Macchi <address@hidden> writes:

> it sounds strange, beacuse
>
> $ find . -print0 | while read -d $'\x00'; do touch "$REPLY"; done
>
> works fine.

Your "read -d $'\x00'" is exactly equivalent to "read -d ''".
(You should use read -r -d '' to get really unmangled input.)

> but if I try to "output" $'\x00', I can't.

$ printf "\x00\n" | cat -A
^@

Andreas.

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