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Old 10-23-2017, 06:10 PM   #1
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ls\x20x for `ls x`: How to obfuscate required space token delimiter in bash shell, with hex/octal of space?


Is there any way to substitute the hex/octal value of a space, for a required space, in bash?

Like: ls\x20filename #NO space allowed, for my puzzle.
(echo something also not allowed, because of space!)

I tried web searches of title, and tried using backslashes, quotes and backtick.

Similarly, is there any way, with like just \x77, to enter the w (who) command? (no w and nothing with spaces)

Thanks Gurus

Why? I just want to learn tricks. NO evil intents

Yes, I know echo x is similar, but no space allowed; echo\x20x fails.

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Old 10-23-2017, 06:24 PM   #2
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For \x to be interpreted, you need the -e option to echo.
echo -e "ls\x20filename"

[EDIT]I think I am misreading your question - Sorry[/EDIT]

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Old 10-23-2017, 06:37 PM   #3
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No problem on your space violation
You just rescued the ZRT list from exceeding 100, onto a 3rd page
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Old 10-24-2017, 06:14 AM   #4
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I have thought about this some more and I do not think it is possible. From 'man bash'
Quote:
DEFINITIONS
The following definitions are used throughout the rest of this document.
blank A space or tab.
word A sequence of characters considered as a single unit by the shell. Also known as a token.
and
Quote:
SHELL GRAMMAR
Simple Commands
A simple command is a sequence of optional variable assignments followed by blank-separated words and
redirections, and terminated by a control operator. The first word specifies the command to be exe-
cuted, and is passed as argument zero. The remaining words are passed as arguments to the invoked
command.
So anything other than a space or a tab will be interpreted as a token.
 
  


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