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I have an error with this cURL command:

curl https://myInstance.my.salesforce.com/services/data/v44.0/ -H "Authorization: Bearer 00D1l0000008e75!AQMAQJiLSTqCI5o..O5u3MJ9cDVg8hJJdIUe63mXGN.X..." -H "X-PrettyPrint:1"

It seems to be the "!" character in the Access_Token key who generates this error.

-bash: !AQMAQJiLSTqCI5o..O5u3MJ9cDVg8hJJdIUe63mXGN.X...": event not found

How can I fix it?

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You need to wrap your authentication header in single quotes, rather than double quotes, to stop Bash from attempting to interpret its content:

curl https://myInstance.my.salesforce.com/services/data/v44.0/ -H 'Authorization: Bearer 00D1l0000008e75!AQMAQJiLSTqCI5o..O5u3MJ9cDVg8hJJdIUe63mXGN.X...' -H "X-PrettyPrint:1"

This would also apply if you had, for example, a $ in your parameter.

From TLDP:

Single quotes (' ') operate similarly to double quotes, but do not permit referencing variables, since the special meaning of $ is turned off. Within single quotes, every special character except ' gets interpreted literally.

Encapsulating "!" within double quotes gives an error when used from the command line. This is interpreted as a history command. Within a script, though, this problem does not occur, since the Bash history mechanism is disabled then.

  • Thank you very much. I just follow foolishly an SF example... I have learn another thing today. – YesPapa Nov 6 '18 at 14:29

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