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Re: Use and effect of shellquote and shellxquote

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  • esquifit
    ... Thanks for the swift reply. I ve just read the help for shellredir and it makes sense. Now a related question. When should one use shellquote, when
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      On Monday, December 3, 2012 7:44:27 PM UTC+1, Ben Fritz wrote:
      > On Monday, December 3, 2012 11:49:35 AM UTC-6, esquifit wrote:
      > > According to :he shq
      > > Quoting character(s), put around the command passed to the shell,
      > > for
      > > the "!" and ":!" commands. The redirection is kept outside of the
      > > quoting. See 'shellxquote' to include the redirection. It's
      > > probably not useful to set both options.
      > > What does this exactly means?
      >
      > The redirection referred to in the help is the automatic redirection added
      > by Vim with 'shellredir' (and maybe 'shellpipe', I'm not sure), it has
      > nothing to do with stuff you type in the command line. Your entire typed
      > command goes inside the shellxquote or shellquote regardless of whether
      > you type special characters.

      Thanks for the swift reply. I've just read the help for shellredir and it
      makes sense.
      Now a related question. When should one use shellquote, when shellxquote?
      Why not both? ("it's probably not useful" sounds somewhat vague)

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