any tricks to make SHELL non blocking?

Dr. Hawkins dochawk at
Tue Feb 6 21:58:13 EST 2018

On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 3:28 PM, Warren Samples via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> With all due respect, this is not all correct information. It is perfectly
> valid to escape using single quotes (and double quotes) on the command line

hmm, for spaces, that seems to be correct.

But that just proves the point; spaces in filenames are evil :)

I learned unix on a cluster PDP-11 over three decades ago, and I'm still
off on this.

There are other things, however, notably environmental variables, that do
not get escaped in the weak quoting of double quotes.

> and it works inside a LC shell function.
> Just to save time, here are some sources for verification:
> (see "Weak quoting" and
> "Strong quoting"

careful;  OSX defaults to tcsh, not bash.

Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq.
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