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Old 08-01-2001
Question Passing parameters in script

I have 2 scripts: script1 and script2

Script1 passes 4 parameters to script2 as follows
#script1
code
...
...
script2 $var1 $var2 $var3 $var4

Script2 uses the export command to know to expect these values
#script2
export $1 $2 $3 $4
code
...
...

The problem that I am having is that some of the values I am passing either have spaces or special characters in them and I get the error (specifically for dates):
script2: 5/7/99: is not an identifier

Any suggestions?
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Old 08-01-2001
backslash the metacharaters
and double quote the spaces
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