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CPAN::HandleConfig(3pm) 	 Perl Programmers Reference Guide	  CPAN::HandleConfig(3pm)

NAME
       CPAN::HandleConfig - internal configuration handling for CPAN.pm

   "CLASS->safe_quote ITEM"
       Quotes an item to become safe against spaces in shell interpolation. An item is enclosed
       in double quotes if:

	 - the item contains spaces in the middle
	 - the item does not start with a quote

       This happens to avoid shell interpolation problems when whitespace is present in directory
       names.

       This method uses "commands_quote" to determine the correct quote. If "commands_quote" is a
       space, no quoting will take place.

       if it starts and ends with the same quote character: leave it as it is

       if it contains no whitespace: leave it as it is

       if it contains whitespace, then

       if it contains quotes: better leave it as it is

       else: quote it with the correct quote type for the box we're on

LICENSE
       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.

perl v5.16.3				    2014-06-17			  CPAN::HandleConfig(3pm)
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