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Re: How to supply a string with space in it as parameter to a function?


From: Andres P
Subject: Re: How to supply a string with space in it as parameter to a function?
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 20:31:31 -0430

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 8:23 PM, Peng Yu <address@hidden> wrote:
> Why printf is better than echo? Is this because printf is more robust than 
> echo?

Because if a string that is to be printed happens to be an echo flag, such
as -n or -e, there's no straight forward way of escaping it such as
with printf %s.

Andres P



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