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Re: differences in Q.-removal, var-expansion and allowed characters in f


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: differences in Q.-removal, var-expansion and allowed characters in fn & var names
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:33:24 -0500
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On 1/10/16 3:50 PM, Linda Walsh wrote:

> Yeah, sorta but I want it to do variable expansion AND quote removal.

Then you do have to use eval with appropriate quoting.

> I.e. using a var or DQ of the object-name, "a", works in declare.

You should consider the difference between an argument to a simple command
(declare) and an element of the shell grammar, since one undergoes word
expansions and the other does not.

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