Char Stripping


#1

I came across this today and am very surprised by it… As I have been modifing the check_log mod to fit our needs I have added a few lines one actually reads the $lastentry runs it through sed and awk to produce a url that has “&” in it.

This url shows up just fine in the nagios website but when it is sent to mail all the “&” Are stripped out … I have tried everything to get around this from backwacking them to attempting to insert a %26 but nothing works…

I have tested the output from the command line using echo and mail, and printf and mail and both work fine…

Bug ??? Or does anyone have any thoughts

TIA

Brian


#2

no comments or suggestions ???


#3

it could be Perl or something else stripping of the &… try esacping it with a backslash and see what happens…

Luca


#4

luca

Thanks but been there already

–Brian


#5

check if it is being sent without or received without the “&”… try sending to a local user on the server and see what happens…
Shouldn’t happen but possibly some locale/charset problems?
Out of ideas with this… :smiley:

Luca