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Re: Backslash missing in brace expansion

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Backslash missing in brace expansion
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2019 09:27:43 -0800
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On 12/6/19 9:23 AM, Robert Elz wrote:

> I'm not sure I accept the explanation for the \ missing though, quoting is
> also a parser activity (though some of it also happens in pattern matching).
> But normally, backslashes (or any other form of quoting) that result from
> expansions are simply characters.   Quote removal is only supposed to remove
> quotes that were present on the original command line.

Quote removal is a word expansion, and removes quotes that were present in
the original word passed to word expansion. Brace expansion is performed
before any of the POSIX word expansions, and is logically a separate step.

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