Joseph Pecoraro wrote:
> 1) Is this because I am running in bash and the shell maps the \\ into a
> single backslash?

Yes.

> 2) Is there any way around this in Ruby or from the command line (in
> bash) so that I can differentiate between these?

~> echo \\
\
~> echo "\\"
\
~> echo '\\'
\\


HTH,
Sebastian
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