I used stat on two different versions of Ubuntu and it printed different types of quotes.
14.04 (coreutils 8.21-1ubuntu5.1):
$ stat --format %N test.txt ‘test.txt’
16.04 (coreutils 8.25-2ubuntu2):
$ stat --format %N test.txt 'test.txt'
stat use this uncommon quoting style in the older version and is there a way to tell
stat which type of quotes it should use?
I know that in version 8.26 quoting style was introduced for stat (https://savannah.gnu.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=8745):
stat --format=%N for quoting file names now honors the same QUOTING_STYLE environment variable values as ls.
But prior to this change there should be a consistent behavior between the versions or were there other changes I'm not aware of?