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$ is not used specially and should therefore be escaped.

Problematic code:

echo "$"

Correct code:

echo "\$"


$ is special in double quotes, but there are some cases where it's interpreted literally:

  1. Following a backslash: echo "\$"
  2. In a context where the shell can't make sense of it, such as at the end of the string, ("foo$") or before some constructs ("$'foo'").

To avoid relying on strange and shell-specific behavior, any $ intended to be literal should be escaped with a backslash.

Removed in v0.3.3 - 2014-05-29

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