LOL++ (Re: OT: It's arrived!)

Dave Cross dave at
Fri Nov 9 10:35:44 GMT 2007

Quoting Andy Wardley <abw at>:

> Chisel Wright wrote:
>> Would it be pedantic to point out that won't work (under bash)?
> No it wouldn't.  To be honest, I was quite surprised.  Of *course*
> I tested the code before posting it, but I tested it as a "pure"
> one-liner.  I only split the line to make it fit nicely in the message
> editor.  My bad.
> But I'm still not sure I understand why it doesn't work.  It looks like
> a perfectly proper escaped newline to me.  What am I missing?

It's not the newline that was the problem here.

   bash: !': event not found


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