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Re: FYI: IRIX 6.5 and exporting symbols.

From: Noah Misch
Subject: Re: FYI: IRIX 6.5 and exporting symbols.
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 19:04:51 -0800
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Hi Ralf,

On Sun, Mar 20, 2005 at 08:18:48AM +0100, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> > Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> > > This is not ok:  $ECHO may only take one argument, so you must

What systems have that problem?  What do they do with the latter arguments?

> > > double-quote.  Furthermore, the argument may not start with a hyphen
> > > in general, for it might be misinterpreted as option to the $ECHO
> > > command. The solution is to use the slower
> > >   $ECHO "X$what $ever" | $Xsed
> > > I see this bug is in several places here.  :-/

Do there exist `echo' commands that interpret something other than `-n', `-e',
`-E', `--version', or `--help' as options?  If it is only specific leading
arguments that cause trouble and not arbitrary `-STRING', we need not use $Xsed
in too many places.

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