simple (and stupid) shell scripting question
naddy at mips.inka.de
Tue Feb 16 18:31:49 UTC 2010
Nerius Landys <nlandys at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is there a function, or command line utility, to "escape" a string,
> making it suitable to be input on the command line? For example, this
> "escape" utility would take a input of "te st" and create an output of
> "te\ st". Other things such as quotes and single quotes would be
> handled as well.
You can use something like this: sed 's/[^A-Za-z_0-9]/\\&/'
Perl has a quotemeta() function and \Q escape sequence for this
$ perl -e '$_="te st"; print "\Q$_\E\n"'
Christian "naddy" Weisgerber naddy at mips.inka.de
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