Portable shell code between Cygwin and Linux

Sven Köhler sven.koehler@gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 12:03:00 GMT 2011


Am 08.08.2011 15:40, schrieb Eric Blake:
> On 08/07/2011 07:20 PM, Sven Köhler wrote:
>> pathconvert() {
>>    echo "$1"
>> }
>>
> 
>> (There's one issue here: I would like to write echo -- "$1", but echo
>> doesn't understand --. Bummer.)
> 
> echo _cannot_ be used to portably echo arbitrary strings.  For that, you
> need printf:
> 
> pathconvert() {
>   printf '%s\n' "$1"
> }

Thanks! I learned something.


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