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Re: $(<...) fails with nested quoting.

From: Ilkka Virta
Subject: Re: $(<...) fails with nested quoting.
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2020 16:12:10 +0300

On Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 3:53 PM Steven McBride <zzymcbride@gmail.com> wrote:

>          'echo "$(<\"filename\")"' fails with No such file or directory

Quotes inside $() are independent from the ones outside. If you escape
them, you get literal quotes as part of the filename.

$ echo hello > '"filename"'
$ echo "$(<\"filename\")"

$ echo another > 'name with spaces'
$ echo "$(<"name with spaces")"

I've been led to understand this isn't so with backticks, though.

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