I have a blog where I publish Linux tutorials. Some of the commands I listed have a -- before command-line arguments. e.g.: dpkg --get-selections.

The problem is that WordPress automatically switches -- to an – (–).

I know I could use the −− HTML entities, but the display is slightly different than the keyboard - sign.

What I want is to disable this behaviour of WP. Is there a way to solve this?

  • Update: The function responsible for this is wptexturize... line 73 in formatting.php ...
    – adrian7
    Commented Dec 18, 2012 at 11:41

1 Answer 1


Problem solved with this gist https://gist.github.com/4329321 .

[notexturize]--[/notexturize] worked like a charm.

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