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Re: how to escape single quote?

From: Pierre Gaston
Subject: Re: how to escape single quote?
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 13:04:12 +0200

On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 12:44 PM, ali hagigat <address@hidden> wrote:

> Dennis,
> Nice. Much appreciated
> What logic is it using you think when we use echo 'ppp'\''qqq'?

The logic is:
1) you need to close the quotes with '
2) concatenate a single quotes using another form of quoting for instance:
\' but "'" also works
3) then you reopen the single quote for the rest of your string '

It's not a form of quoting is 3 parts put together 'A'  and \' and 'B'

Why echo 'ppp\'qqq' is not OK? It can not escape single quote by \ !

because \ is not special inside single quotes

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