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Re: Inconsistent quote and escape handling in substitution part of param


From: John Kearney
Subject: Re: Inconsistent quote and escape handling in substitution part of parameter expansions.
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:38:22 +0100
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On 02/28/2012 06:31 PM, Dan Douglas wrote:
> On Tuesday, February 28, 2012 05:53:32 PM Roman Rakus wrote:
>> On 02/28/2012 05:49 PM, Greg Wooledge wrote:
>>> On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 05:36:47PM +0100, Roman Rakus wrote:
>>>> And that means, there isn't way to substitute "something" to
>>>> ' (single quote) when you want to not perform word splitting.
>>>> I would consider it as a bug.
>>> 
>>> imadev:~$ q=\' imadev:~$ input="foosomethingbar" imadev:~$ echo
>>> "${input//something/$q}" foo'bar
>> 
>> I meant without temporary variable.
>> 
>> RR
> address@hidden ~ $ ( x=abc; echo ${x/b/$'\''} ) a'c

( x=abc; echo "${x/b/$'\''}" )
-bash: bad substitution: no closing `}' in "${x/b/'}"


you forgot the double quotes ;)


I really did spend like an hour or 2 one day trying to figure it out
and gave up.



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