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Re: bug#16843: Error caused due to regression in git

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: bug#16843: Error caused due to regression in git
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 07:04:19 -0700
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On 02/24/2014 07:00 AM, Eric Blake wrote:

> Based on the test that is failing, can you please show the output of:
>   git submodule --quiet foreach echo 'a  b' '"c  d"'
> On my version (, I get 'a b c  d' (that is, echo saw three
> arguments rather than 2, where only my 'c  d' argument survived because
> it was double-quoted).  I'm guessing your version preserves extra
> quotes, because it is not being passed through a layer of shell
> interpretation?

What about:

  git submodule --quiet foreach 'echo a  b "c  d" "$sha1"'

That is, does presenting the entire command as a single argument to git
still manage to interpolate the shell variable and preserve the double
space between c and d while doing word splitting between a and b?
Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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