Re: Shell quoting

From: Junio C Hamano <>
Date: 2005-09-16 05:35:00
Linus Torvalds <> writes:

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

I vaguely recall you had a code that assumes what sq_quote()
produces and unquote it without using shell.  If somebody does
the above change for '!' and '\', that code may need to be
checked and adjusted as well.

Sorry I could not give more specifics -- I've been looking for
the code I am talking about unsuccessfully for the past 30

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