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Re: No tilde expansion right after a quotation


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: No tilde expansion right after a quotation
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 09:31:43 -0500
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Eric Blake wrote:

> The portability bug I am referring to is the use of double-quoted
> back-ticks containing a double quote.  Some (buggy) shells require you to
> use \" instead of " inside backticks if the overall backtick expression is
> double-quoted.

Hence this statement in Posix:

    Either of the following cases produces undefined results:

    * A single-quoted or double-quoted string that begins, but does not
      end, within the "`...`" sequence
    * A "`...`" sequence that begins, but does not end, within the same
      double-quoted string


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