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Re: Preexec & Printf

Thx for all the help Geoff & Bart. 
I think I'll just stick with ${(qV)1} for now and change if necessary,
it appears to be working with everything. I'll try switching to ${(qV)2}
if I switch up to 4.0.4. Thx again.

- Josh -

----- Original Message -----
From: Bart Schaefer <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2002 9:06 pm
Subject: Re: Preexec & Printf

> On Thu, 25 Apr 2002, Joshua Symons wrote:
> > ${(qV)1} appears to be doing the job in 3.1.9, in 3.0.8 (the version
> > that comes with solaris 9) or 3.0.6 (the version that comes with 
> solaris> 8) it gives a syntax error.
> > However with ${(QV)1} I still get garbage into my shell.
> ${(q)...} adds a level of quoting, and ${(Q)...} removes a level.  Per
> Geoff's message, the (q) is "working" because it quotes the 
> backslashesand so forth, protecting e.g. \a from being emitted as 
> control-G by print.
> However, what you said you wanted was to remove the quotes, so 
> that's why
> I suggested (Q).  That doesn't solve the backslashing problem.
> You could try ${(q)${QV)1}} which would first remove the quotes and 
> thenescape the backslashes, or you can stick with just ${(qV)1}.

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