Preparing strings for Shell
devin_asay at byu.edu
Fri Nov 21 18:34:46 CST 2008
On Nov 21, 2008, at 5:06 PM, Mark Smith wrote:
> Devin, I've always found that quoting things like filepaths sems to
> do the trick - is there some problem that quoting doesn't solve?
I'll try that. It may be all I need. Thanks for the feedback.
> On 22 Nov 2008, at 00:02, Devin Asay wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> We have a URLencode function to prepare strings for posting to an
>> http server. Is there anything comparable for formatting strings to
>> execute as a shell command? (I'm on OSX). For example, spaces in
>> file paths have to be escaped with a backslash (\), as do other
>> characters. What's the best practice for this?
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