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RE: [Question] Complex textconv text




On December 13, 2018 10:08, I wrote: 
> I have a strange situation and need help with resolving funky characters
in
> .git/config. My situation is this:
> 
> [diff "*.dat"]
> 	textconv = enscribe-conv
> --format=-a1\(A=-a1,-a16,-a32\|P=-a1,-a32,-a16\|=-a1,-d,a14\),-a224
> 
> Basically this is a formatter for diff so that I can show structured
binary data.
> The unquoted syntax of the format string is:
>  --format=-a1(A=-a1,-a16,-a32|P=-a1,-a32,-a16|=-a1,-d,a14),-a224
> 
> Content is not really important. The issue is that git is reporting fatal:
> bad config line 2 in file .git/config when I escape the (, ), and |
characters. I
> get syntax errors otherwise from the shell running the textconv. I have
tried -
> -format="-a1(A=-a1,-a16,-a32|P=-a1,-a32,-a16|=-a1,-d,a14),-a224", to no
> avail. How should I safely escape the characters in here?

Easiest bypass was to wrap the mess above into a shell script and execute it
that way, which works just fine. I'm not sure it's possible to escape all of
the special characters. Seems like the safest approach anyway.

Cheers,
Randall