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From: Arran S.
Date: Thu 8th Apr 2021, 3:44pm

"Ao Li" <22*9*4*[email protected]*u*e*t*u*a*e*u*a*> wrote:

> Dear prof,
> Could you explain why option b: echo "*" is not correct? I tried in the terminal 
> and it gave me the exact same answer as option c: echo '*'. Thank you for your 
> time.
> Regards
> Ao

Hi Ao -

Good on you for checking. Here is a question for you - suppose you were right, and echo 
"*" should indeed display an asterisk. How do you think we might work out what Bash is 
*supposed* to do in this situation - is there any other way you can think of aside from 
just typing the command in Bash to see what it does?



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