Function

GLibshell_quote

Declaration [src]

gchar*
g_shell_quote (
  const gchar* unquoted_string
)

Description [src]

Quotes a string so that the shell (/bin/sh) will interpret the quoted string to mean unquoted_string.

If you pass a filename to the shell, for example, you should first quote it with this function.

The return value must be freed with g_free().

The quoting style used is undefined (single or double quotes may be used).

Parameters

unquoted_string const gchar*
 

A literal string.

 The data is owned by the caller of the function.
 The string is a file system path, using the OS encoding.

Return value

Returns: gchar*
 

Quoted string.

 The caller of the function takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it.
 The string is a file system path, using the OS encoding.