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Re: the "'" gets stuck into the date


From: Chris F.A. Johnson
Subject: Re: the "'" gets stuck into the date
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 14:24:25 -0500 (EST)

On Sat, 14 Feb 2004, Dan Jacobson wrote:

> Odd, the "'" gets stuck into the date.  2.05b.0(1)-release.
> $ cat q
> export LC_ALL=C
> set -x
> : $'\n\n'======$(date)==========
> $ sh q
> ++ date
> + : '
>
> ======Sat' Feb 14 12:28:09 GMT-8 2004==========


man bash:

  QUOTING

   .....
       Words of the form $'string' are treated specially.....
   .....
       The expanded result is single-quoted, as if the dollar sign had
       not been present.


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        Chris F.A. Johnson
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