Commit 8af7df60 authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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(shell-quote-argument): New function.

parent 06811c2d
......@@ -643,6 +643,18 @@ Wildcards and redirection are handle as usual in the shell."
(cons 'progn body)
(list 'store-match-data original)))))
(defun shell-quote-argument (argument)
"Quote an argument for passing as argument to an inferior shell."
;; Quote everything except POSIX filename characters.
;; This should be safe enough even for really weird shells.
(let ((result "") (start 0) end)
(while (string-match "[^---0-9a-zA-Z_./]" argument start)
(setq end (match-beginning 0)
result (concat result (substring argument start end)
"\\" (substring argument end (1+ end)))
start (1+ end)))
(concat result (substring argument start))))
;; now in fns.c
;(defun nth (n list)
; "Returns the Nth element of LIST.
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