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Treatment of $( .... )

From: David Douthitt
Subject: Treatment of $( .... )
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 22:13:45 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.4i

Using the construct $( ) inside of strings in the editfiles section
is converted to ${ } on output to the text file.  This breaks
any ksh constructs that are used.

For example, the following:

  Append "for i in $(ls -1) ; do ls -l $i ; done"

...would be converted to:

  for i in ${ls -1} ; do ls -l $i ; done

...and then ksh fails with an error.

Is there some way to fix this besides using the (deprecated)
backtick construct?

  Append "for i in $(ls -1) ; do ls -l $i ; done"

Backtick also does not allow nesting, whereas $( ) does.

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