General :: Bash : Pass Command Line Arguments Containing Special Characters?

Jul 14, 2010

I've written myself a linux program "program" that does something with a regular expression. I want to call the program in the bash shell and pass that regular expression as a command line argument to the program(there are also other command line arguments). A typical regular expression looks like "[abc]_[x|y]".Unfortunately the characters [, ], and | are special characters in bash. Thus, calling "program [abc]_[x|y] anotheragument" doesn't work. Is there a way to pass the expression by using some sort of escape characters or quotation marks etc.?

(Calling program "[abc]_[x|y] anotheragument" isn't working either, because it interprets the two arguments as one.)

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General :: Bash: How To Pass Command Line Arguments Containing Special Characters

Jun 24, 2011

I've written myself a linux program "program" that does something with a regular expression. I want to call the program in the bash shell and pass that regular expression as a command line argument to the program (there are also other command line arguments). A typical regular expression looks like "[abc]_[x|y]". Unfortunately the characters [, ], and | are special characters in bash. Thus, calling "program [abc]_[x|y] anotheragument" doesn't work. Is there a way to pass the expression by using some sort of escape characters or quotation marks etc.? (Calling program "[abc]_[x|y] anotheragument" isn't working either, because it interprets the two arguments as one.)

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