Bug#820359: init-system-helpers: Handle \ escape in systemd unit names

Dan Nicholson nicholson at endlessm.com
Thu Apr 7 20:27:10 BST 2016

On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 11:56 AM, Felipe Sateler <fsateler at debian.org> wrote:
> AFAICT, the only difference between quotewords and split is that
> quotewords takes into account quotes to allow "multiple words" to be
> parsed as a single token. I don't think we have use for such a feature
> (there are no such files in the archive).
> So, unless I'm missing something, this could be further simplified to
> just use split.

Yeah, that does seem possible. The only fields parsed are WantedBy,
RequiredBy, Also and Alias. Since the values here are unit names,
there shouldn't be any instances where there's valid whitespace in the
words. So, I think you could do split followed by quote stripping and
everything would be fine. I'll try that out.

Of course, if init-system-helpers ever does parse any fields might
contain contain multiple quoted words, then you'd need to go back to
using quotewords or something like that.


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