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Re: printf builtin's %q format specifier -- Tilde not escaped?


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: printf builtin's %q format specifier -- Tilde not escaped?
Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2012 15:03:38 -0400
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On 8/7/12 9:37 AM, Jens Stimpfle wrote:
> Bash's printf builtin has a %q format specifier, which, according to the
> documentation, "causes printf to output the corresponding argument in a
> format that can be reused as shell input".

http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-bash/2012-02/msg00067.html

The multi-part fix is available in the devel branch of the bash git tree
on savannah.

Chet
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