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EuroTcl/OpenACS 11 - 12 JULY 2024, VIENNA

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string::token::shell - Parsing of shell command line

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package require Tcl 8.5 9
package require string::token::shell ?1.3?
package require string::token ?1?
package require fileutil

::string token shell ?-indices? ?-partial? ?--? string


This package provides a command which parses a line of text using basic sh-syntax into a list of words.

The complete set of procedures is described below.

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bash, lexing, parsing, shell, string, tokenization


Text processing