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On Wednesday, December 31 1969 03:59 pm, Micah Cowan wrote:
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> On Thu, Dec 20, 2001 at 06:13:25PM -0800, Rod Roark wrote:
> > On Thursday 20 December 2001 05:59 pm, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > > begin Micah Cowan <micah@cowanbox.com>
> > > ...
> > >
> > > > Well, the direct answer to your question would be to use:
> > > >
> > > >   system("rm '$filename'");
> > > >
> > > > or something similar so that the shell sees the quoting.
> >
> > I read somwehre that the single quote is a valid character in an
> > identifier, so you might need something like
> >
> >   system("rm '${filename}'");
> >
> > to make it work, but am not sure offhand.
> It's not a valid character in an identifier - unless it is the entire
> identifier (i.e., "'").
> From perldata, an identifier is, "a string beginning with a letter or
> underscore, and containing letters, underscores, and digits."
> Of course, all the "punctuation" identifiers don't follow this rule,
> but it's true in general.
> -Micah
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