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Re: parameter expansion malinterpretation

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: parameter expansion malinterpretation
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2007 08:43:42 -0500
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address@hidden wrote:
> Bash Version: 3.2
> Patch Level: 9
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>       When introducing negative values in a parameter or variable 
> substitution dealing with substrings it does not interpret as a negative 
> number, I think it interprets like a default value substitution

You are correct -- but that is not a bug.

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