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Subject: [exim-cvs] Docs: more detail on quoting for transport filters
Gitweb: https://git.exim.org/exim.git/commitdiff/04f8f0c709efd5fc366fc2623919c8b568dd57d3
Commit:     04f8f0c709efd5fc366fc2623919c8b568dd57d3
Parent:     e08a679856effe96c0099d3516e6edec1f5616d6
Author:     Jeremy Harris <jgh146exb@???>
AuthorDate: Sun Mar 19 20:20:39 2023 +0000
Committer:  Jeremy Harris <jgh146exb@???>
CommitDate: Sun Mar 19 20:20:39 2023 +0000

    Docs: more detail on quoting for transport filters
 doc/doc-docbook/spec.xfpt | 14 ++++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/doc-docbook/spec.xfpt b/doc/doc-docbook/spec.xfpt
index 08a197bd7..fed13f23d 100644
--- a/doc/doc-docbook/spec.xfpt
+++ b/doc/doc-docbook/spec.xfpt
@@ -9962,7 +9962,7 @@ leading and trailing quotes are removed from the returned value.
After expansion, <&'string'&> is interpreted as a list, colon-separated by
default, but the separator can be changed in the usual way (&<<SECTlistsepchange>>&).
For each item
-in this list, its value is place in &$item$&, and then the condition is
+in this list, its value is placed in &$item$&, and then the condition is
Any modification of &$value$& by this evaluation is discarded.
@@ -22844,7 +22844,17 @@ example:
transport_filter = '/bin/cmd${if eq{$host}{a.b.c}{1}{2}}'
This runs the command &(/bin/cmd1)& if the host name is &'a.b.c'&, and
-&(/bin/cmd2)& otherwise. If double quotes had been used, they would have been
+&(/bin/cmd2)& otherwise.
+Option strings in general have any fully-surrounding double quote wrapping
+removed early in parsing (see &<<SECTstrings>>&).
+Then, for this option, quotes protect against whitespace being
+regarded as a separator while splitting into the command argument vector.
+Either double or single quotes can be used here;
+the former interprets backlash-quoted charachters
+and the latter does not.
+If double quotes had been used in this example, they would have been
stripped by Exim when it read the option's value. When the value is used, if
the single quotes were missing, the line would be split into two items,
&`/bin/cmd${if`& and &`eq{$host}{a.b.c}{1}{2}`&, and an error would occur when