[New-bugs-announce] [issue7507] pipes.quote does not correctly escape !

Ben Gertzfield report at bugs.python.org
Mon Dec 14 22:48:30 CET 2009

New submission from Ben Gertzfield <bgertzfield at gmail.com>:

The undocumented (but unit tested!) pipes.quote does not correctly 
escape '!', which cannot be passed to the shell outside of single-

sh-3.2$ python
Python 2.6.1 (r261:67515, Jul  7 2009, 23:51:51) 
[GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5646)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import pipes
>>> pipes.quote("omgshoes!")

sh-3.2$ echo "omgshoes!"
sh: !": event not found

bash-3.2$ echo "omgshoes!"
bash: !": event not found

zsh-4.3.9% echo "omgshoes!"

This needs to be single-quoted for safety:

sh-3.2$ echo 'omgshoes!'
bash-3.2$ echo 'omgshoes!'
zsh-4.3.9% echo 'omgshoes!'

components: Library (Lib)
messages: 96405
nosy: bgertzfield, eric.smith, jjwiseman, tim_one
severity: normal
status: open
title: pipes.quote does not correctly escape !
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.6

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