Problem with escaping using runFromIssueList in a Confluence page

I'm using the Bob Swift Run CLI Actions in Confluence and trying to embed runFromIssueList into a Confluence page.  I've run a similar command in bash script, but I can't seem to get the escaping right within confluence. The command is below

--action runFromIssueList --search "$search" --common "--action createIssue --parent @issue@ --type Task --project @parent@ --summary \"$summary\" --description \"$description\""

If $summary is "test summary" and description is "test descrption" I get the following error:


Error: Unexpected argument: summary\" --description \"test
Error: Unexpected argument: description\""

Escaping the double quotes inside the "common" parameter worked in a bash script. Should I be doing something different here?



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See Tips for details on things like this. There are 2 escaping techniques depending on the platform. Try the other one: double up the quotes instead of using the \ escape.

That worked! Thanks for the quick response.

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