Liam O'Hagan wrote:
>The following command, issued at the command line, works fine :
>>mp3info -a "Louis Armstrong" -l "The Essential Louis" -t \
> "Basin Street Blues" "Basin Street Blues.mp3"
>>However, if I do this :
>command="mp3info -a \"Louis Armstrong\" -l \"The Essential Louis\" -t \
> \"Basin Street Blues\" \"Basin Street Blues.mp3\""
>>It appears that bash is not passing the quoted arguments intact
>but is breaking them up at the spaces.
>>Is there a simple trick that I'm missing to get bash to pass the arguments
>as I'd like?
try escaping the backslash as well:
command="mp3info -a \\\"Louis Armstrong\\\" -l \\\"The Essential Louis\\\" -t \
\\\"Basin Street Blues\\\" \\\"Basin Street Blues.mp3\\\""
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