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Re: echo bug?

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: echo bug?
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2007 23:22:45 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

Randy Yates <> wrote:
> (Paul Jarc) writes:
>> Without knowing what "doesn't work" is supposed to mean, 
> Oh, I think it's pretty clear to anyone with a reasonable intellect.

That's not a good way to encourage people to help you.  A good way to
get help is to show people what they would see if they were looking
over shoulder: copy and paste exactly what you did and exactly what the
results were, and then show what you expected to get instead.  You may
find it tedious, but it's very effective for getting answers.

>> I think what you're missing is that variable
>> expansions that aren't quoted are subject to word splitting at
>> whitespace.  
> Is it the shell itself that performs this word splitting or
> the echo command?

Anyone with a reasonable intellect would have read the documentation
before posting, and wouldn't have to ask that question.


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