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Re: shell-expand-line drops quotation marks

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: shell-expand-line drops quotation marks
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2015 08:47:38 -0500
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On 11/3/15 7:44 PM, Keith Thompson wrote:
> The shell-expand-line command (bound to Escape-Ctrl-E) incorrectly removes
> quotation marks from
> the command line, often resulting in a command that differs from what the
> user intended to type.

This is the documented behavior.  shell-expand-line performs all of the
shell word expansions, including quote removal.

> I often type Escape-Ctrl-E to expand a history substitution in place
> before typing Enter, but it has the side effect of stripping quotes from
> what I've already typed.

If you want to perform history expansion, try M-^ (history-expand-line).

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