Howto escape # in a spec file

Jos Vos jos at
Tue Jul 7 18:08:52 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jul 07, 2009 at 07:22:57PM +0200, stefan riemens wrote:

> I need to escape a # character in a spec file, but I can't seem to
> find how to do that (is it even possible?)
> See also BZ #508847. There are a couple of .#pfd1.xml like files which
> need to be rm -f 'd...

On RHEL5 (rpm 4.4.2, if that matters) it all works for me with \#.
I don't see the problem.

Can you post an almost-empty mini spec file that demonstrates the problem?

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