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Old 10-13-2010, 07:24 AM   #1
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How do I get bash not to interpret the output of a backquote command?

Hello all,

I'm having trouble with a bash script. I have something like this:
export VAR=`command`

The problem is that "command" can return this: "** NONE **". bash will then replace each of the * by the list of files in the current directory.

I want the output to be uninterpreted (i.e. VAR should contain "** NONE **", not "list of files list of files NONE list of files list of files"). It shouldn't be hard but I am unable to figure it out, and I'm not sure how to phrase the problem, so Google wasn't much help either.

Thanks in advance!
Old 10-13-2010, 08:23 AM   #2
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Managed to do it with set -o/+o noglob.


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