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Re: backquote peculiarities

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: backquote peculiarities
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 15:47:33 -0400
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On 7/16/19 3:03 PM, astian wrote:

> Ah, thanks for the clarification.  I wonder if the excerpt below (particularly
> the last sentence) would be the relevant wording of POSIX, i.e. that some
> shells might interpret the command as the concatenation of a double-quoted
> string, the unquoted $i, and another double-quoted string:

That's the historical Bourne shell behavior, and I'm pretty sure that
ksh-88, at least, preserves it.

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