GitHub user jwadamson opened a pull request:

    fix problems with argument handling of trailing space and sed/echo quirks

    So this is where I have landed through trial and error on improving the 
argument handling code.
    Tested with:
     mac bsd_sed+bash
     ubuntu gnu_sed+dash
     ubuntu gnu_sed+ksh93
     ubuntu gnu_sed+zsh
    We should ask mailing list to test on default Solaris, AIX, and HPUX 
    If they experience problems due to sed versions, they can test out awk as 
an esc_tool alternative value. If neither works consistently we can add some 
bash/zsh/ksh93 detection to use a bashism when available to avoid sed and awk 
when possible..
    Attached is a manual and test.xml which echos some passed in 
properties to demonstrate correct handling of special characters and 
whitespace/newline scenarios.

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    This closes #25
commit b5443219ceabe6773eb9f3f47bca7d6c111a0dd2
Author: Jeffrey Adamson <>
Date:   2016-10-10T21:16:27Z

    fix problems with argument handling of trailing space and sed/echo quirks


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