-e escape rule

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at wurtel.net
Sat Oct 29 12:13:42 UTC 2016

On Sat 29 Oct 2016, Samuel Williams wrote:

> I'm not proposing some additional characters to split on, but quite
> the opposite, to handle the backslash escaped spaces correctly and NOT
> split. Rest assured, there is no bug with the original escaping. For
> your edification:
> $ echo \I\'\m\ \a\ \s\t\r\i\n\g
> I'm a string

The point is that the original escaping DOUBLE escapes an equals sign:
It shouldn't, there's no reason to.


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