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Re: [Help-bash] Multiple double quoted expansions

From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: [Help-bash] Multiple double quoted expansions
Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 17:21:51 -0400
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On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 03:15:27PM -0400, address@hidden wrote:
> On Sun, 1 May 2016 01:44:06 <address@hidden> wrote:
> > convert "$i" "$(basename "$i" .pcx).png";
> > 
>                            ^
> That works, I thought that placing a double quote here would unquote the
> variable.
> I can't find the reason in the bash man page, could you explain?

$() introduces a nested quoting context.  The paired "..." inside $()
are separate from the paired "..." outside $().

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