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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: Sun, 29 Oct 2006 16:55:40 -0700
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According to address@hidden on 10/29/2006 4:52 PM:
> 
> I took a very deep breath and did this from command line:
> 
>     IFS='\n' vi $(grep -l PATTERN *)
> 
> and guess what - it does not work!

That's because you set IFS for the vi, but not for the command
substitution.  Break your result into two commands:

IFS='\n'
vi $(grep -l PATTERN *)

- --
Life is short - so eat dessert first!

Eric Blake             address@hidden
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