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I would like to run a command in a bash script with arguments however the arguments are conditional. What I would like to achieve is this
command --myflag var="value with space"
In the case above I would like to have
--myflag var="value with space" conditional and it also has to have the double-quotes because of the space (among other reasons). So I attempted something like this
if [ $somecondition ]; then FLAG="--myflag var=\"value with space\"" fi command $FLAG
When I run the above in debug I can see that is run is this
command --myflag 'var="value' with 'space"'
Notice the single quotes. I dont know why this is but after several attempts at trying this I seem to fail to find a solution,
How would one go about solving this?