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Re: Proposal to add /usr/bin/shquote

On Sep 5, 2008, at 3:27 PM, Aleksej Saushev wrote:

Daniel Horecki <> writes:

Je Sat, 06 Sep 2008 00:19:20 +0400 Aleksej Saushev <>

Alan Barrett <> writes:

I often find the need, in shell scripts, to escape arguments to be
passed to other shell commands.  I'd like to add a /usr/bin/shquote
command as a simple wrapper around shquotev(3) to do this.

That just reminds me...

Why not import real programming language for that? TCL, for instance.

Why not perl/ruby/python/haskell/clisp?

Because not perl/ruby/python/haskell/clisp.

All are too big and not necessary IMHO.

TCL isn't.

TCL was also never intended as a stand alone scripting language....


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