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Re: shell quoting

From: bhenz
Subject: Re: shell quoting
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2006 18:02:08 -0500

I would normally issue the command as...

find . -name \*cpp

... as for your actual question about how it works... I just stumble through with a combination of "", {}, '', and \.  

But I realize that's probably not the most effective method.    :-(


"Florian Kaufmann" <address@hidden>
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03/08/2006 04:28 PM

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Can anyone direct me to information how quoting works in
(shell-command) and (shell). I am used to bash. For example I entered,
as I would in bash

find . -name '*cpp'
But then I get
File not found - '*cpp'

If I omit the ' it doesn't really get better. The answer now is
FIND: Parameter format not correct

I have the GNU Emacs Manual 21.2, but coudnt find anything.

Thank you

Florian Kaufmann

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