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Re: Yet another quoting question

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Yet another quoting question
Date: Fri, 06 May 2011 12:05:53 -0400
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On 5/6/11 12:00 PM, Greg Wooledge wrote:
> On Fri, May 06, 2011 at 11:50:34AM -0400, Chet Ramey wrote:
>> Eric suggested %q, and that works to a
>> certain degree, but you can also use
>> printf '"%s" ' "address@hidden" ; echo
>> and get the double-quoting you want.
> Fails horribly if the array elements contain double quotes of their own.

Read what I wrote:

"For straight debugging output, it's probably ok."

Presumably Steven understands something about the expected values and will
be able to cope with a stray double-quote.


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