isoneshellarg

function isoneshellarg( str ) --> res

Description

Checks if the string value represents one valid shell argument. Just one, not two or more.

Parameters

str

String that should be checked.

Return Values

res

Is true if str is just one shell arg, otherwise false.

Code

--ZFUNC-isoneshellarg-v1
local function isoneshellarg( str ) --> res
   --ZFUNC-utf8codes-v1
   local function utf8codes( str )
      return str:gmatch( "[%z\1-\127\194-\244][\128-\191]*" )
   end

   local function isspace( str )
      return str == " " or str == "\t" or str == "\r" or str == "\n"
   end

   local inbuff = false
   local escaped, doubleQ, singleQ, backQ = false, false, false, false

   for r in utf8codes( str ) do
      if escaped then-----------------------------------------------------------
         inbuff = true
         escaped = false

      elseif r == '\\' then-----------------------------------------------------
         if singleQ then inbuff = true
         else escaped = true
         end

      elseif isspace( r ) then--------------------------------------------------
         if singleQ or doubleQ or backQ then inbuff = true
         else return false
         end

      elseif r == "`" then------------------------------------------------------
         if singleQ or doubleQ then inbuff = true
         else backQ = not backQ
         end

      elseif r == '"' then------------------------------------------------------
         if singleQ or backQ then inbuff = true
         else doubleQ = not doubleQ
         end

      elseif r == "'" then------------------------------------------------------
         if doubleQ or backQ then inbuff = true
         else singleQ = not singleQ
         end

      else----------------------------------------------------------------------
         inbuff = true

      end
   end

   if escaped or doubleQ or singleQ or backQ then return false end

   if inbuff then return true end

   return false --no argument
end

return isoneshellarg

Examples

local t = require( "tapered" )
local isoneshellarg = require( "isoneshellarg" )

t.ok( isoneshellarg( "-sd" ) )
t.ok( isoneshellarg( "'hello world'" ) )

t.nok( isoneshellarg( "one two" ) )
t.nok( isoneshellarg( "'on" ) )

t.done()