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Re: Spaces in args, escapes, and command substitution


From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Spaces in args, escapes, and command substitution
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 22:04:29 -0600
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According to address@hidden on 10/28/2006 9:42 PM:
>     f1="/a/b/a-000"
>     f2="/a/b/c d-000"
>     touch "a-000.ext"
>     touch "c d-000.ext"
> 
>     for file in "$(basename \"$f1\")"*.ext "$(basename \"$f2\")"*.ext
>     do
>       echo "one=$file"
>     done
> 
>     for file in "`basename \"$f1\"`"*.ext "`basename \"$f2\"`"*.ext
>     do
>       echo "two=$file"
>     done
> -----------
> 
> The backticks work perfectly.
> But the $() gets it very wrong and leaves a double-quote in the result.

That's because `` and $() have different syntax, as required by POSIX.
You should just do $(basename "$f1"), rather than $(basename \"$f1\").

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Eric Blake             address@hidden
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