Subject: Re: sh backtick deficiency?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wolfgang Solfrank <email@example.com>
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
> 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 :-)).
ws@TooLs.DE (Wolfgang Solfrank, TooLs GmbH) +49-228-985800