odd sed behavior

Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Tue Mar 21 17:32:00 GMT 2000


On Tue, Mar 21, 2000 at 05:14:28PM -0800, Michael O'Brien wrote:
>When using the 20.1 version of cygwin, I'm seeing the following
>strange-ness. From the command prompt:
>
>    F:\>sort  -u  a.msg  |  sed 's/[\\"]/\\&/g;s/.*/\"&\",/'
>    sed: -e expression #1, char 21: Unterminated `s' command
>    The system cannot find the path specified.
>
>    F:\>sort  -u  a.msg  |  sed 's/[\\"]/\\&/g;s/.*/&,/'
>
>Anyone have any ideas why this doesn't work?

I don't believe that B20.1 understands the "'" (apostrophe) quote
character.

cgf


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