[TxMt] Req: Compare docs-Diff

Sune Foldager cryo at cyanite.org
Sat Feb 19 13:31:29 UTC 2005

On 19. feb 2005, at 6:28, Allan Odgaard wrote:

> On Feb 18, 2005, at 20:18, Eric Hsu wrote:
>> 1. In my setup, a command of
>>> echo $TM_SELECTED_FILES | xargs diff -u
>> works but
>>> diff -u  $TM_SELECTED_FILES
>> does not. I get a "diff: file not found" error.
> I think the problem is that the shell passes the variable as a single 
> argument to diff. So basically in #2 it calls: diff -u "'file1' 
> 'file2'". I am however not entirely sure about this.

Sounds odd. Even if I do stuff like A='"foo bar"' ls $A  I get  "foo 
not found, bar" not found. I don't think it passes it as a single 

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