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Re: Raw string literals in Emacs lisp.

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Raw string literals in Emacs lisp.
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:40:50 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

William Xu <address@hidden> writes:

> Here is one of my recent use case: "quote bashslash in a shell command".

This is not about shell command syntax, but about Lisp syntax.

> http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.help/98550
>     The shell command is:
>       echo foo.bar | sed -e 's/\..*//'
>     which will produce "foo" on bash.
>     If i try to pass it to shell-command-to-string:
>       (shell-command-to-string "echo foo.bar | sed -e 's/\..*//'")
>       => "\n"
>     Then i find i need to quote the backslash in emacs once more:
>       (shell-command-to-string "echo foo.bar | sed -e 's/\\..*//'")
>       => "foo\n"
>     Is there a function or other way that can handle this kind of backslash
>     quoting automatically?

Since this is part of the Lisp syntax, so there is no way to solve that


Andreas Schwab, SUSE Labs, address@hidden
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