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Re: $(<file) requotes the quotes?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: $(<file) requotes the quotes?
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 09:16:25 -0500

> Where?  "Command Substitution" doesn't mention anything about quoting or
> quote removal.  The section on "Quote Removal" talks about "the preceeding
> expansions," and makes no exception for command substitution.
> > Nor does $(<file).  It's a matter of what *isn't* being done, which
> > normally is done (by bash) for text that is part of the script itself.
> > You would see the same behavior with cat.
> Ah.  Bummer.
> Thanks for the answer!

One additional thing that was not pointed out in this discussion is the
fact that the xtrace (set -x) code attempts to quote its output in such
a way that it can be reused as input.  This accounts for the additional
quotes you saw when you enabled set -x.


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet )

Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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