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Re: window command in bash
On Tue, 18 Jul 2006, mwoehlke wrote:
> Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] wrote:
> > Igor Peshansky wrote:
> > > On Tue, 18 Jul 2006, Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] wrote:
> > > > Did you quote the path or escape the backslashes to protect the
> > > > backslashes from the shell interpreting them as escape characters?
> > > > E.g., AgBackup.exe /notext 'c:\Alligate\agbackupfiles'
> > > > or
> > > > AgBackup.exe /notext "c:\Alligate\agbackupfiles"
> > > A minor correction: you still need to escape the backslashes when
> > > using double quotes, so the right way is
> > > AgBackup.exe /notext "c:\\Alligate\\agbackupfiles"
> > Here's what bash does:
> > /c> echo "c:\Alligate\agbackupfiles"
> > c:\Alligate\agbackupfiles
> > Maybe if one has a variable following the backslash:
> > /c> echo "xyz\$USER"
> > xyz$USER
> > /c> echo "xyz\\$USER"
> > xyz\BBuchbinder
'PAGER="less +/QUOTING" man bash'.
> I think the point is that "\\" is ALWAYS safe, whereas "\?" (where "?"
> is some character) may not be.
Exactly. Case in point: UNC paths. Both "\\machine\share" and
"\machine\share" will refer to the string '\machine\share'. To really
reference a UNC path, you'll need to say "\\\\machine\\share". So why not
double the backslashes anyway and save yourself the confusion?
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