optparse eats $

John Gordon gordon at panix.com
Tue Apr 19 16:34:57 EDT 2011

In <f315a5f9-b11a-48e8-b5ce-1e72dcabc161 at glegroupsg2000goo.googlegroups.com> tazz_ben <ben at wbpsystems.com> writes:

> So, any ideas?  Why is including a $ eating both the dollar signa and the 1?

Unix command lines tend to assume any $ inside double-quotes is a shell
variable name.  Try enclosing in single-quotes instead.

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