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How can I store an argument vector with an argument containing spaces in a bash variable?

For example, I want to print b c


ARGV='a "b c"'
./ $ARGV


echo $2
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You should use an array instead of a string:

args=("a" "b c")
./ "${args[@]}"

When the array expansion is quoted, each element of the array is properly expanded.

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