Re: backtick -C

From: Vallo Kallaste <>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 17:12:42 +0300

On Thu, Apr 03, 2014 at 02:54:12PM +0100, Laurent Bercot
<> wrote:

> >I noticed that backtick -C does not work for preceding spaces, but
> >import -C does. Is it intentional?
> -C | -c | -d | -s only make sense when backtick is performing the
> substitution itself, i.e. with the -E option (which is deprecated).
> In your examples, backtick puts the value into the environment, and
> you perform the substitution explicitly with import. Value
> transformations are only done at substitution time, so backtick's -C
> option doesn't do anything.
> I should probably print a warning or error message when value
> transformations are used without -E, but then again, -E is going
> away soon.

Ah yes, now I remember that I've stumbled onto it before. Not a good
sign, either I'm getting old or spending little time with execline :)
Received on Thu Apr 03 2014 - 14:12:42 UTC

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