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Macro for Backslash Substitution

ephemeric
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I have a macro that adds a backslash to an existing backslash:

 

[backslash(1)]
args = arg
definition = replace("$arg$", "(\\\\)", "\\\\\\\\")
iseval = 1

 

 This works:

 

index=perfmon counter=`backslash(\processor)`

 

 This fails when the arg has spaces:

 

index=perfmon counter=`backslash("\processor time")`

 

The expanded search string:

 

(counter=\\processor index=perfmon time)

 

How do I get:

index=perfmon counter="\\processor time"

Oh please show me my stupidity as I have been banging my head on the desk for hours... 

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