Ubuntu – How to skip the evaluation of ampersand in command line

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When inputting a Google Maps Directions URL into the command line (for opening with chromium browser via Terminal) there is an ampersand (&) in the URL, however the terminal breaks it there because of Unix stuff being Unix stuff. Is there something I can type into the terminal that when the command actually goes through, it will be treated like an ampersand?

Will ;amp; work?

Best Answer

You need to put the address in quotes:

chromium-browser 'http://whatever.com/?x=1&y=2'