I have a file called
test and the contents are:
ubuntu@regina:~$ cat test ** test **
catting this file via command line works fine, but if I use command substitution I get an understandable but undesirable result.
ubuntu@regina:~$ A=$(cat test) ubuntu@regina:~$ echo $A deployment detect.sh htpasswd.py logs test uwsgi-1.0.4 uwsgi-1.0.4.tar.gz test deployment detect.sh htpasswd.py logs test uwsgi-1.0.4 uwsgi-1.0.4.tar.gz
Because of the asterisks that exist in the file
test it basically executes an
echo * and lists the directory contents along with the file contents.
Is there a parameter I can pass to the command substitution syntax that will not provide this result, or is there another idiom that should be used for this?