Feb 23, 2022
The best way to embed a quote in bash is to use the
$ echo $'python -c "print(\'hello\')"' python -c "print('hello')"
It lets you use C-style escapes, which otherwise don't work. An SO comment says:
Since Bash 2.04 syntax
$'string'allows a limit set of escapes.
Since Bash 4.4,
$'string'also allows the full set of C-style escapes, making the behavior differ slightly in
$'string'in previous versions. (Previously the
$('string')form could be used.)
If that doesn't work for some reason is to end the string and start another one:
$ echo 'python -c "print('\''hello'\'')"' python -c "print('hello')"
Here we have three strings, with an escaped quote between them. They are:
'python -c "print(', then a quote, then
'hello', then a quote, then