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Re: address@hidden: don't quote unless necessary?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: address@hidden: don't quote unless necessary?
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2017 09:50:03 -0400
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On 10/29/17 10:48 PM, Clark Wang wrote:
> See following example:
> [STEP 100] # echo $BASH_VERSION
> 4.4.12(2)-release
> [STEP 101] # v=abc
> [STEP 102] # printf '%q\n' $v
> abc
> [STEP 103] # printf '%s\n' "address@hidden"
> 'abc'
> [STEP 104] #
> Is it possible to not quote the result since there's no special chars in
> the string? I would expect address@hidden to produce more concise result 
> compared
> to `printf %q' since it's the new syntax. :)

The address@hidden syntax always quotes; that's why it exists in the first 

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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