escape shell argument in typescript

To escape a shell argument in TypeScript for use with child_process, you can use the shell-escape package.

First, install the package by running:

npm install shell-escape
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Then, use it in your TypeScript code like this:

import { shellEscape } from 'shell-escape';

const arg = 'some argument with spaces';
const escapedArg = shellEscape([arg]);

// use the escapedArg in your child_process.spawn or child_process.exec calls
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In the example above, the shellEscape function takes an array of arguments and escapes them for use with the shell. The resulting escapedArg variable can then be passed to child_process functions safely.

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