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Re: Fix testsuite errors due to shell quoted parameter expansion issue.


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Fix testsuite errors due to shell quoted parameter expansion issue.
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 18:15:33 -0400
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On 8/3/10 4:55 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
> [adding autoconf to document some shell bugs]
> 
> On 08/03/2010 02:32 PM, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
>> Interesting shell unportability:
>>
>> $ bash -c 'f=" val" e=; echo "$e"$f'
>> val
>> $ ksh -c 'f=" val" e=; echo "$e"$f'
>>  val
>>
>> ksh93, dash, zsh all do it like ksh.  Is that a bug in bash?
> 
> Yes; adding bug-bash accordingly.  According to POSIX:

Thanks; this was an easy fix.

Chet
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