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Re: New auxiliary archive script

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: New auxiliary archive script
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 06:40:42 -0600
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On 08/10/2010 01:01 AM, Peter Rosin wrote:
>> Further I'm fixing the archive and the compile script to use ! not ^ for
>> shell pattern negation, and using $me also in the --help output.
> I tested with $me in the --help output but didn't get it to work so I
> removed it. But your version works. Sigh...
> BTW, why is ! better than ^ here? Just curious.

Because POSIX requires ! in shell pattern negation, but leaves ^
unspecified, and because older shells only understand !.  Autoconf has
tests that guarantee that all shells supported by autoconf support [!a]
negated patterns.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library

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