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Re: escaping exclamation in double quoted string


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: escaping exclamation in double quoted string
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 01:20:46 +0200
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address@hidden (Bob Proulx) writes:

> John Tromp wrote:
>> The idea of "escaping" a '!' with a backslash is rather lost if the
>> escaping character shows through. Wouldn't it be more useful to
>> remove the backslash?  Now, when I want to echo the 3 characters
>> '!', I have to do something like echo "'"'!'"'"  whereas true
>> escaping would allow the more readable echo "'\!'"

$ echo \'\!\'

Since ! is an interactive only feature there is not much problem with
readability anyway.

Andreas.

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