Subject: Re: sh backtick deficiency?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG,>
From: Wolfgang Solfrank <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/30/1998 14:22:59
> What's the exact semantics on backtick expansion in /bin/sh? Up to a few
> minutes ago, i was under the impression that whatever the command in the
> backticks outputs is handed as _one_ argument, just as enclosed in double
> quotes.
> Now our /bin/sh seems to pass every word as a single argument:

Of course it does!  Always has done so.  I really hope it does.

Didn't you ever do things like

touch `find . -name \*.c -print`

or something similar?  (Yes, I know the "traditional" way of doing this
involves xargs :-)).

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