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Putty - copy from outlook a quoted command and paste into putty which changes them to periods

Last Modified: 2012-08-15
Putty - copy from outlook a quoted command and paste into putty which changes them to periods -

Yet same copy and paste to wordpad/notepad is no problem ( as is no problem to this posted question ) .

I copy this -

dumpulog “first=20120810,last=20120810,select=(10:13:20)” > userlog_20120810

And paste it into putty where it becomes this -

dumpulog .first=20120810,last=20120810,select=(10:13:20). > userlog_20120810

The quotes are changed into periods .

Yes I could just type it ...but copy paste is faster for me with one finger typing skills .

I went back to word and notepad and just typed quotes around a word and copy/pasted from word and had the same quote to period translation happen ....but then went back to notepad and did the same and no sweat , as long as the data originated from notepad .

I know notepad is known to behave more as it doesn't DO things to help .

Went to wordpad and no sweat there ....but from outlook with it using word I have the issue .

I went to word directly and the same thing , quotes become periods .

I can take this same line ( from outlook using word or word directly ) and open vi and paste it to there and the quotes become periods .

I then edit it in vi ok and can copy paste out of vi or from the file created no sweat .

Bill Gates is after me I guess .
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