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Re: sed: altered results in bash and cmd
On Sat, Dec 04, 2004 at 03:04:52PM +0100, Jan Schormann wrote:
>> C:\>E:\cygwin\bin\echo.exe '/^ .*$/d'
>> / .*$/d
>>I'm not really sure but I think cmd doesn't treat single quotes as
>>quoting characters - at least not in the way bash does.
>That's true. In addition, the '^' in cmd is an escape character, like
>the backslash in sh. Search for "string literals" in the XP help and
cmd may not treat single quotes as quoting characters but cygwin does
when a command is started from the windows command prompt.
As has been noted, the ^ is being eaten by cmd before cygwin ever sees
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