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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Trying out the new escaping version...

From: Jan Hudec
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Trying out the new escaping version...
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 19:40:22 +0100
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On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 18:11:00 +0100, address@hidden wrote:
> > Ugh.
> > 
> > Please do not have commands expand their command line arguments.
> > Expansion is the job of whatever program _constructs_ the argv array,
> > not main().
> So just cancel what I tried with the versionfix-1 (was a proof of
> concept anyways), i will undo that, people have to use --unescaped (or
> --escaped if we reverse the logic) and we all will be happy, except for
> the people who complained about the need of adding --unescaped to 'tla
> tree-lint -t'.
> btw: the example from Pierce T.Wetter III with the scary solutions
> should simply work with my very first version:
> tla tree-lint -t --unescaped | while read line; do tla add "$line"; done
s/read/read -r/
(not sure if it is POSIX, but it surely works in ash, bash and zsh)

> as long the filenames by itself don't contain any characters which
> confuse the shell.
s/characters which confuse the shell/newlines/

                                                 Jan 'Bulb' Hudec 

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