Re: Shell quoting

From: Linus Torvalds <>
Date: 2005-09-16 05:01:17
On Thu, 15 Sep 2005, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Okay, I'm trying to put together some rules that should work across shells.

Does anybody really still use tcsh? It's a broken mess.

Junio's "sq_quote()" works wonderfully on any valid shells. The fact that 
tcsh expands ! even inside single quotes is just pure braindamage.

You could expand "sq_quote" to handle '!' and '\' characters the exact
same way it handles the single tick (end single-tick quoting, do \! or \\
and start single-tick quoting again) and that might be good enough for

IOW, the string "a\b'c!d" would become 'a'\\'b'\''c'\!'d' after 
surrounding sq_quote with single-ticks.


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