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Re: Filename expansion bug

From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: Filename expansion bug
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2019 10:38:48 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

On Thu, Aug 08, 2019 at 04:33:16PM +0200, Janek Mi wrote:
> For some time in my scripts I was using something like this:
> ```shell
> #!/usr/bin/env bash
> shopt -s failglob
> command="echo xyz\(\)"
> $command
> ```
> And it was working fine. But somewhere between bash version 4 and 5 I
> realized it generates an error:
> no match: xyz\(\)

This looks just like another recent thread.  See Chet's response here:


And my personal response for this variant of the issue: stop putting
shell commands in string variables and then trying to run them with
unquoted parameter expansion.  See:


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