Re: shell scripting advise: Don't use backslashes inside backtick quotes
- From: Oswald Buddenhagen <ossi kde org>
- To: mc-devel gnome org
- Subject: Re: shell scripting advise: Don't use backslashes inside backtick quotes
- Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 13:52:13 +0200
On Thu, Aug 04, 2005 at 12:53:17PM +0200, Roland Illig wrote:
> >>really old shells will explode on your current version, too, but we
> >>really needn't to consider those.
> Why? Because of possible backslashes?
they do some interpretation of the expanded variables. iirc, backticks
were a problem, so i suppose backslashes might have been, too. bash1 did
this and i suppose other equally old shell did.
posix certainly does not contradict this behavior (usually they avoid
specifying something that was totally braindamaged in some particular
implementation), but i think we can still rely on sane behavior in any
halfways modern shell.
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