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Re: cygwin-email utility clipping attached zips
Matt Wozniski wrote:
> > email user@example -s test -a "$(sh -c 'IFS=,; echo "$*"' -- *.pdf)" \
> > <sample.txt
> But that won't work for files with commas in the name! (Rare, but it
> can happen...) I'd prefer something like
This still works fine for filenames with commas since it uses $* which
joins the positional parameters which have already been split (before
the subprocess was even invoked), before IFS is changed to ",".
But if a filename has a comma in its name then it is impossible to
express it as a list of comma-separated filenames without some form of
quoting. And I doubt that the email program has backslash-escape
parsing logic for this very rare case (but I haven't checked.)
> email user@example -s test -a "$(ls -1 *.pdf | tr '\n' ',' )" < sample.txt
...does not solve the problem either. You get the same output as above,
except with an erronious trailing ",".
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