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smart quotes warning

From: Karl Brown via curl-library <>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2019 03:28:01 +0000 (UTC)

Recently I copy/pasted a curl command from somewhere and dropped it into a terminal. It looked something like this:


curl -i -d “foo=bar1&foo2=bar2”
It failed in bizarre way, and I couldn't figure out what was going on. Finally a colleague  suggested that 'smart quotes' may be to blame, and indeed they were.
I polled a couple of colleagues and they had also been bitten by this issue in the past.
So I'm wondering, would there be openness to adding a warning to curl, if it sees smart quotes on the command line, that it would say something to the user? I'd be willing to try a PR if there is agreement to try to implement this.
thanks for your input!

Received on 2019-11-01