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Old 05-30-2008, 10:56 AM   #1
cmfarley19
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Bash Script and the '&'


Hi All,
I should know this but am drawing a complete blank.
I have a simple script that I want to run to automatically log our server into or network and firewall.
The firewall log in script look like this:
Code:
#! /bin/bash

lynx -dump -auth=username:password&03 www.google.com
The password is "password&03". We have to change our passwords every 90 days and the new password must be different than our last 24. Yes, our last 24. So I just use the same password and increment a number at the end.
Anyway...
That script chokes on the '&' in my password. I can not figure out how to properly escape that character so bash will pass the full password to the script.

Any thoughts?

Chris
 
Old 05-30-2008, 11:21 AM   #2
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\& will do it. or put it all in single quotes.
 
  


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