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Authored by: leamanc on Mar 25, '10 08:01:38AM

I'm on Snow Leopard with all the latest updates. Copying the above command to the clipboard and using `pbpaste` as described in the hint, I get the following error:

ls: $HOME: No such file or directory

But by pasting the command directly (with command-V), the $HOME shell variable is parsed properly, and I get the expected ls output.

Edited on Mar 25, '10 08:02:32AM by leamanc

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Me too, needs eval
Authored by: lullabud on Mar 25, '10 11:20:24AM
dho@dt:~$ echo 'ls -l -G -a -F $HOME' | pbcopy
dho@dt:~$ pbpaste
ls -l -G -a -F $HOME
dho@dt:~$ `pbpaste`
ls: $HOME: No such file or directory
dho@dt:~$ eval `pbpaste` | head -n 3
total 232
drwxr-xr-x@ 56 dho staff 1904 Mar 25 11:16 ./
drwxr-xr-x 5 root admin 170 Feb 19 09:21 ../

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