odd sed behavior

Michael O'Brien mobrien@pixar.com
Wed Mar 22 09:33:00 GMT 2000


Hola~

The command below does work using bash. However, I'm not using bash, but the
command prompt. I agree with the diagnosis that the problem lies in the ". I
really need a work around, tho.

MO

----- Original Message -----
From: Bob McGowan <rmcgowan@veritas.com>
To: <cygwin@sourceware.cygnus.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2000 6:33 PM
Subject: Re: odd sed behavior


> Chris Faylor wrote:
> >
> > 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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> This is a command prompt (not bash) issue, I believe.  The Windows
> command prompt does not use the single quote (apostrophe) for quoting,
> only double quotes.  The single quotes are probably being passed in to
> sed.
>
> I'd suggest to Michael that you try first starting the bash shell, then
> run the sed command and see what happens.
>
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