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Re: printf "%q" "~" not escaped?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: printf "%q" "~" not escaped?
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 09:39:44 -0500
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On 2/22/12 2:47 AM, John Kearney wrote:
> Bash Version: 4.2
> Patch Level: 10
> Release Status: release
> Description:
> printf "%q" "~" not escaped?
> which means that this
> eval echo $(printf "%q" "~")
> results in your home path not a ~
> unlike
> eval echo $(printf "%q" "*")
> as far as I can see its the only character that isn't treated as I
> expected.

Thanks for the report.  This will be fixed in the next bash release.

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