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Old 4th July 2009
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Originally Posted by plouk View Post
Have you tried it ?
Of course, from interactive shells (sh, ksh, tcsh) and within embedded "here documents" within bourne shell scripts.

And while I've never mucked about with escaped characters inside a hostname.<if> file, the file is parsed by /etc/netstart, a bourne shell script.
I wouldn't reinstall OpenBSD again if that doesn't work !
Test it yourself, from any *nix shell, like so:
$ echo Command A in background & echo Command B in foreground
[1] 24715
Command B in foreground
$ Command A in background

[1] + Done		   echo Command A in background
$ echo Penn \& Teller
Penn & Teller
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