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Re: bash scripting nightmare.

On Thu, 10 Aug 2006, mwoehlke wrote:

> Dave Korn wrote:
> > On 10 August 2006 20:49, mwoehlke wrote:
> >
> > > > [snip examples]
> > > It sounds like you want to read up on arrays and "$@" (quotes
> > > included).
> >
> > > Does that help?
> >
> >   I haven't had time to try it yet, but yes, I'm sure that'll do the
> > trick. Thanks a bundle for the hints!
> Glad to help!
> (If you don't need the arrays, you can still be portable, too; I'm
> fairly sure "$@" is required by POSIX which means even most of the
> cruddy shells should support it. At any rate, I know *we* use it in
> portable scripts, and we run into a lot of cruddy shells :-).)

I was also initially thinking "arrays", but supposing that you *do* need
to embed everything in one parameter, the eval builtin is your friend.
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