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Re: Improper parsing of ! within double quotes

From: Saint skullY the Dazed
Subject: Re: Improper parsing of ! within double quotes
Date: Sat, 12 May 2001 10:18:10 -0700
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On Sat, May 12, 2001 at 06:50:32PM -0400, Paul Jarc wrote:
> This is the intended behavior.  The man page says:
> # Enclosing characters in double quotes preserves the literal value of
> # all characters within the quotes, with the exception of $, `, and \.
> # The characters $ and ` retain their special meaning within double
> # quotes.  The backslash retains its special meaning only when
> # followed by one of the following characters: $, `, ", \, or
> # <newline>.  A double quote may be quoted within double quotes by
> # preceding it with a backslash.

Then perhaps the behavior should be changed? It's inconsistant with the
documentation, at the very least (Interpreting ! within double quotes
when ! is not listed as a character that's interpreted within double


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