[news at elke-joerg.de: Re: Why kdevelop uses single quotes in shell expressions?]
kuba at mareimbrium.org
Wed Jan 16 15:01:28 UTC 2008
On Monday 14 January 2008, Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> just wanted to check wether there are any important reasons to use
> single-quotes for mkdir and cd? Anybody knows of any problems with
> Andreas, who's not a sh-guru
Double quotes allow variable substitution (at least), so if there's a "$" in
the pathname you're gonna have problems. Names with "$" in them were very
popular in DOS, for example.
Single quotes should be used whenever you don't want any expansions to be done
(i.e. for the string to be treated verbatim).
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