use Text::ParseWords; @words = "ewords($delim, $keep, @lines); @words = &shellwords(@lines); @words = &old_shellwords(@lines);
$keep argument is a boolean flag. If true, the quotes are
kept with each word, otherwise quotes are stripped in the splitting
$keep also defines whether unprotected backslashes
A &shellwords() replacement is included to demonstrate the new package. This version differs from the original in that it will
_NOT_ default to using
$_ if no arguments are given.
I personally find the old behavior to be a mis-feature.
"ewords() works by simply jamming all of
@lines into a
single string in
$_ and then pulling off words a bit at a time
$_ is exhausted.
Basically an update and generalization of the old shellwords.pl. Much code shamelessly stolen from the old version (author unknown).