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Re: Inconsistent quote and escape handling in substitution part of param


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Inconsistent quote and escape handling in substitution part of parameter expansions.
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:52:54 -0500
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On 2/28/12 1:04 PM, John Kearney wrote:

> bash treats replacement strings inconsistently in double quoted variable
> expansion.

Double-quoted pattern substitution.

> treated as literal because it is printed
> treated as quote char because otherwise it should hang waiting for '

Correct.  It acts as a quote character like unquoted ${param/pat/rep}
but does not undergo quote removal because of the double quotes.

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