[Sheepdog] [PATCH, RFC] collie: add -r/--raw option for machine-readable output

AP sheepdog at inml.weebeastie.net
Mon Jun 20 07:43:12 CEST 2011

On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 01:09:25AM +0900, MORITA Kazutaka wrote:
> > Presumably we do ' ' -> '\ ' and '\' -> '\\' so shell read will do the right
> > thing. Can vdi names also contains tabs and newlines? If so, I should
> > probably quote those too, though I don't think shell convention defines a
> > sensible way to backslash-quote a newline does it?
> I don't know the way to include tabs or newlines into a program
> argument string.  I think it is enough to handle only ' ' and '\'.

Hit ctrl-v and tab (or ctrl-i) or ctrl-v and enter (ctrl-m).

Also, in bash at least $'\t' works for tabs and $'\n' for enter and it
does other escape codes.

Best to escape non-printables, regardless of what they are. Less suprises
that way (taking care of utf-8 fun :).

The other possibility is not to allow nul in the data and use \0 as the


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