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Re: Spaces in args, escapes, and command substitution


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Spaces in args, escapes, and command substitution
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 18:06:10 +0200
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address@hidden writes:

>     For example, "vi `grep -l *.c`" is fine so long as there are no spaces
>     in the *.c filenames.  But if there are, then the split on space
>     that command subsitution does messes everything up.
>
>     Given that "grep -l" outputs newline-delimited result then surely there
>     should it should be possibly to have the spaces on each line escaped
>     and only the newlines converted to spaces.

Word splitting is controlled by IFS.  Use IFS=$'\n' to only split on
newlines.

Andreas.

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