This technically isn't a question about nmh, but it's for work I'm doing
on adding a new test to the nmh test suite, so I figure it's vaguely
I'm having a heck of a time figuring out how to do shell quoting right
with command substitution. Specifically, I want to do this:
run_test 'fmttest -raw -format %(unquote) "Mr. Foo Bar" ...
the first argument of run_test gets executed like this:
So, I want the last arguent to "fmttest" to be a SINGLE argument, but I can't
quite figure out how to make it happen. It always ends up as 3 arguments;
specifically, this command returns:
(Each "word" interpreted as an individual argument). I've played around with
single quotes, double quotes, backslashes, and clearly I'm missing something.
I guess it's weird interaction between parameter substitution and command
substitution that I'm not smart enough to figure out. Help?
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