APM: Question: How to access command line before its parsed into @ARGV

Brent LaVelle brentlavelle at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 25 06:35:02 PDT 2005

You will not see the "" in Perl or C as the shell eats them.  If you
want to see the quotes you have to quote them.  Look at the second and
third examples below:
lavelle:~> perl -e 'print join(" ", at ARGV),"\n"' foo "bar"
foo bar
lavelle:~> perl -e 'print join(" ", at ARGV),"\n"' 'foo "bar"'
foo "bar"
lavelle:~> perl -e 'print join(" ", at ARGV),"\n"' foo \"bar\"
foo "bar"

All this quoting nonsense is a shellism, nothing to do with perl.  You
will see the effect of the quotes (or backslash) when there is some
whitespace or quotes in a paticular argument.

--- Bill Raty <bill_raty at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the inputs.  Update:
>   $ENV{'CMD_LINE'} - can't repro on either WinXP64 or AIX
>   GetOpt::Long - has a specific caveat blaming CLI
> I'm still searching.
> -Bill
> Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly
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