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Re: conditional aliases are broken


From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: conditional aliases are broken
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:57:46 -0600
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On 08/18/2011 08:53 AM, Roman Rakus wrote:
On 08/18/2011 04:38 PM, Sam Steingold wrote:
how do I write a function that would print the same as
$ \ls | cat
f3(){ printf "%s\n" "$@"; }

"\n" looks funny in shell; even though POSIX requires that "\n" does not treat the \ as an escape but as a literal character, stylistically, I prefer writing "\\n" or '\n' to make it clear that I intended a literal backslash.

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