This seems to be the ticket. I'll be watching it but now I have an example on how to dual-quote a string.
Thanks very much, Perry On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 1:37 AM, <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > In the shell script, i have a > > pkg_info -qLx "^$PKG-[0-9,._]+$" > > also tried (-X)tended regex instead of the standard rege(-x). > > > > sh keeps erroring out saying various $" isn't a valid variable > > name ... > > Both sh and csh will try to treat $ inside of "" as a variable > reference. Does it work any better if you enclose the $ in '' > instead? > > If you need the first $ to be a variable reference and the second > to be used literally, you may need to do something like > > "^$PKG-[0-9,._]+"'$' > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"