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Re: A bug in Bourne - horrors!!

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: A bug in Bourne - horrors!!
Date: Sun, 08 May 2005 08:27:22 -0700
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Jim Easton <address@hidden> writes:

> LIST=`echo "$DATA" | sed '/\\$/s/^/AA/'               # No substitution

Bash is operating correctly here, since backslashes are treated
specially inside `...`; see

I tend to agree with you that it's a misfeature, but it's been there
for decades and nobody is likely to want to change it now.  Use $(...)

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