node-shlex is a Node.js module for quoting and parsing shell commands.
The API was inspired by the
shlex module from the Python Standard
Library. However, the Python implementation is fairly complex, and supports a
confusing matrix of modes that is not replicated here.
operates in what the Python module calls "POSIX mode."
node-shlex does not attempt to split on or otherwise parse
operators (such as
2>/dev/null) or comments, and it does not perform variable interpolation.
var quote = require("shlex").quote quote("abc") // returns: abc quote("abc def") // returns: 'abc def' quote("can't") // returns: 'can'"'"'t'
var split = require("shlex").split split('ls -al /') // returns: [ 'ls', '-al', '/' ] split('rm -f "/Volumes/Macintosh HD"') // returns [ 'rm', '-f', '/Volumes/Macintosh HD' ]