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Re: quoting and parentheses in ExecResult?


From: Mark Burgess
Subject: Re: quoting and parentheses in ExecResult?
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 07:25:58 +0200

Steve, I just applied a patch that might fix this. Could you try the 
latest sources?

M

On Mon, 2005-08-15 at 10:29 +1200, Steve Wray wrote:
> In trying to use ExecResult to do some manipulation of lists, I found
> some interesting and unexpected results.
> 
> The variable in this example:
> 
> someresult = ( ExecResult(/bin/sh "/bin/echo baz|/bin/sed -e
> \"s/^\(.*\)$/&.conf/g\"") )
> 
> is set to:
> 
> <$/&.conf/g\"")>
> 
> Thats delimited with the angle brackets for clarity.
> 
> I've tried various combinations of quoting and backslash-escaping here,
> but its not working.
> 
> 
> For reference, the original, commandline looks like this:
> /bin/echo baz|sed -e "s/^\(.*\)$/&.conf/g"
> 
> My question, then, is how (apart from using an actual script in a file)
> does one quote and escape such an expression to fit it into ExecResult?
> 
> I get the feeling that the problem is somehow in the way that cfengine
> parses the parentheses, even though they are within double quotes,
> passed to a shell.
> 
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