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From Josh Elser <josh.el...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Inserting a negative value in the shell.
Date Tue, 22 Oct 2013 23:16:01 GMT
tbh, my gut reaction was calling it a limitation of the current shell.

On 10/22/13 4:07 PM, Billie Rinaldi wrote:
> I tried the hex, but it still interprets it as an option. I'm trying to
> decide if this dash issue is actually a bug, or a limitation of the
> shell, since it mixes flagged parameters and positional parameters.
> Maybe we could look into interpreting hex after the options are parsed,
> but I don't recall how that's done offhand.
>
> On Oct 22, 2013 6:14 PM, "Christopher" <ctubbsii@apache.org
> <mailto:ctubbsii@apache.org>> wrote:
>
>     You might be able to specify the dash/minus sign with its hex
>     equivalent:
>
>     insert row cf cq \x2D1
>
>
>     --
>     Christopher L Tubbs II
>     http://gravatar.com/ctubbsii
>
>
>     On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 10:03 AM, David Medinets
>     <david.medinets@gmail.com <mailto:david.medinets@gmail.com>> wrote:
>      > I just tried to do this:
>      >
>      >   insert "row" "cf" "cq" -1
>      >
>      > The negative sign is being interpreted as an "unrecognized
>     option". There
>      > does not appear a workaround but perhaps I'm missing something?
>

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