On Sun, Sep 16, 2018 at 08:35:57PM -0500, Brett Neumeier wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 16, 2018 at 5:49 PM Colin Booth <co...@heliocat.net> wrote:
> 
> > I think I know what is going on. I assume you're running this on the
> > commandline? If so, the shell is splitting prefix${FOO}postfix into
> > three words ("prefix", "$FOO", "postfix"), then importas is deleting the
> > middle one. If you write this as a full execline script like so:
> > $ execlineb -c 'importas FOO FOO echo prefix${FOO}postfix'
> > you'll see the full word deletion in action.
> >
> 
> Ha, it was definitely a brain cloud, but it wasn't that. bash was, of
> course, replacing ${FOO} with an empty string before running the importas
> command.
> 
> The expected behavior does indeed show up if you single-quote that word so
> that bash leaves it alone:
> 
> $ importas FOO FOO echo 'prefix${FOO}postfix'
> 
> $
> 
Glad that worked for you. Generally speaking when I'm doing oneliner
execline testing I send the whole thing to execlineb -c in order to
guarantee that the shell isn't breaking anything. This matters even more
when you start using stuff that needs blocks.

-- 
Colin Booth

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