double quotes meaning

  "double quotes" in a sentence
Noun: double quotes
  1. A pair of quotation marks

Type of: inverted comma [Brit], quotation mark, quote

Encyclopedia: Double quotes

<character> '"' ASCII character 34. Often used in programming languages to delimit strings. In Unix shells and Perl it delimits a string inside which variable substitution may occur.

Common names: quote. Rare: literal mark; double-glitch; ITU-T: quotation marks; ITU-T: dieresis; dirk; INTERCAL: rabbit-ears; double prime.


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  1. execute the command including single and double quotes
  2. argument must be enclosed in double quotes
  3. without any type character, a literal enclosed within double quotes
  4. character strings are delimited by either single or double quotes
  5. the default type for a character literal enclosed within double quotes

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