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Re: Encoding multiple filenames in a single variable


From: Jon Seymour
Subject: Re: Encoding multiple filenames in a single variable
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2010 17:13:33 +1000

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On 8/29/10, Jon Seymour <address@hidden> wrote:
> This isn't strictly a bash question, and I'd prefer a POSIX-only
> solution if possible [ suggestions as to a good _forum_ to ask
> POSIX-only questions would be appreciated ].
>
> Suppose I need to encode a list of filenames in a variable and each
> filename may contain spaces, what is good way to encode such a list so
> that the resulting variable is readily compose-able and decodeable? In
> particular, I'd like to avoid the use of (unescaped) separators which
> might themselves be used in the filename.
>
> jon.
>



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