ssid with double space not stored correctly

Dale R. Worley worley at
Thu Dec 28 11:20:22 PST 2017

Jouni Malinen <j at> writes:
> As far as the wpa_cli examples in this email thread are concerned, they
> are just pointing out behavior coming from the shell command line
> parsing, not wpa_cli. If the SSID value is fully in a single command
> line argument (e.g., '"example  with  spaces"'), that will go through
> with those two double-spaces through wpa_cli to wpa_supplicant.

OK, that's good.  And looking at the documentation for bash's $'...'
construct, in messy cases, there are a number of ways of constructing
arbitrary strings of (non-0) bytes as shell arguments, if you need to.


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