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Clarify requirement specifier format #1848

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If you use single or double quotes in a requirements.txt file, pip exits with an error. This change clarifies that single or double quotes should only be used in the shell.

@daviewales daviewales Clarify requirement specifier format
If you use single or double quotes in a `requirements.txt` file, pip exits with an error. This change clarifies that single or double quotes should only be used in the shell.
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I've moved this PR from master to develop, and closed the previous PR. (#1845)

@dstufft dstufft merged commit bb6c11e into pypa:develop

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Commits on May 30, 2014
  1. @daviewales

    Clarify requirement specifier format

    daviewales authored
    If you use single or double quotes in a `requirements.txt` file, pip exits with an error. This change clarifies that single or double quotes should only be used in the shell.
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@@ -75,8 +75,9 @@ Some Examples:
.. note::
- Use single or double quotes around specifiers to avoid ``>`` and ``<`` being
+ Use single or double quotes around specifiers when using them in a shell to avoid ``>`` and ``<`` being
interpreted as shell redirects. e.g. ``pip install 'FooProject>=1.2'``.
+ Don't use single or double quotes in a ``requirements.txt`` file.
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