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Monday, November 24, 2008
Bash: Passing Arguments with Quotes
Today I needed to write a bash script that eventually calls another program, passing all the arguments to it. It seemed like a simple enough task: just use $@. However, the problem was that the program accepts arguments surrounded with quotes, and the $@ stripped the quotes away. I was really surprised that google didn't immediately find an answer.