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Re: bash-3 incompatibility: quoting in pattern substitution of variables


From: Stephane Chazelas
Subject: Re: bash-3 incompatibility: quoting in pattern substitution of variables
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2004 13:07:00 +0100
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On Mon, Sep 06, 2004 at 01:35:49PM +0200, address@hidden wrote:
[...]
> how to I replace all '?' by ' ' in a shell variable
> in a _portable_ way which works both in bash-2 and bash-3 ???
[...]

pattern='\?'
echo "${variable//$pattern/replacement}"

Seems to work with both versions.

-- 
Stephane

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