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Problem with interactive bash shell versus scripted

Posted on 2006-06-20
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Hi I've encountered the following problem. , Oh i'm using cygwin.
The folllow command

$ find . -name 'BuildLog.htm' -printf "'%P'\n\r"

and it works exactally as I expect. It finds all BuildLog.htm files from the current directory and below. Then prints out each file path\name as a quoted string.

However whin I try and script it the script runs witout errors but finds nothing

#!/bin/sh

LOG_FILE=\''BuildLog.htm'\'
Pattern=\"\'%P\'\\n\\r\"
echo find . -name $LOG_FILE -printf $Pattern
find . -name $LOG_FILE -printf $Pattern
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Don't know why you have all those escapes, but this works fine:

LOG_FILE="*.tmp"
Pattern="%P'\\n\\r"

find . -name "$LOG_FILE" -printf "$Pattern"

And, of course, it gives the same result as:

find . -name "$LOG_FILE" -print
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