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


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Inconsistent quote and escape handling in substitution part of parameter expansions.
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:44:14 -0500
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On 2/28/12 11:54 AM, John Kearney wrote:

> the match string and the replace string are exhibiting 2 different
> behaviors.

Yes.  Quotes in the match string are handled like quotes in the %% and ##
pattern removal expansions: they quote special characters for the matcher
and are removed.  The double quotes inhibit the quote removal in the
replacement.  This can be changed, but it's not backwards compatible.


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