Just wanted to report that \$ does not work; \ adds one more X.

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 11:29 AM, Peter Cock <>wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 5:13 PM, Ketan Maheshwari
> <> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > In a test tool that I am working on, I need to enter text preceded by a $
> > sign to be interpreted as an environment variable by the underlying
> running
> > script. However, it seems that the $ sign gets converted to X when it
> gets
> > passed to the tool executable.
> >
> > Is there a way to work around this or should I be doing something else to
> > pass environment variables via Galaxy tool UI.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Ketan
> This is a security feature I think - or it may just need escaping as \$
> Since you are writing the script, why not pass in the environment
> variable name without the dollar?
> Peter

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