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Re: Word splitting for $@ in variable assignment

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Word splitting for $@ in variable assignment
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 10:20:48 -0400
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On 6/24/21 4:09 AM, Ilkka Virta wrote:

But 3.4 Shell Parameters is a bit confusing: "Word splitting is not
performed, with the exception of "$@" as explained below."

This means that "$@" expands to multiple words, even though double quotes
would usually inhibit that.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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