FYI: character quoting in Win32

Michael Mauch michael.mauch@gmx.de
Wed Aug 19 17:19:00 GMT 1998


On Mon, 17 Aug 1998 07:34:14 -0700 (PDT), Earnie Boyd wrote:

> In order to put this in the archive and to educate the ignorant as I
> used to be, the circumflex "^" (SHIFT of 6 on US Keyboard) can be used
> to quote any character similar to the backslash "\" in UNIX.
> 
> Example:
> 
> bash$: grep some_variable \| some_other_variable *.c
> 
> would translate to
> 
> DOS$: grep some_variable ^| some_other_variable *.c

Hmm, is this a trick of NT or do you run 4dos or some other non-standard
command interpreter?

  grep "some_variable | some_other_variable" *.c

works with command.com (from Win95 and IIRC also earlier DOS versions).
Note that single quotes don't work, only double quotes.

Regards...
		Michael
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