SPUG: Getting around dollar signs being removed

Ben Reser ben at reser.org
Mon Mar 18 12:01:54 CST 2002

On Mon, Mar 18, 2002 at 08:39:54AM -0800, S Bullo wrote:
>    Same ol' program.  This time I don't think I need to put in coding as
>    this should be a fairly straight forward problem.  I have a script
>    that sends an email out to scripts on other servers.  Apparently some
>    of the outside server programs have something in place that
>    automatically strips out "$'" and the number just after.  Is there an
>    easy way to ensure these don't get removed?

Not sure why $ is being stripped in your emails.  However, you do have a
couple options.  First of all you might try enconding the script with
something like uuencode.

However, if you're just updating scripts on lots of machines I'd use
rsync.  Pretty handy little tool.  Or rdist. 


Ben Reser <ben at reser.org>

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whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism
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