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Re: '-bash: xxxxxx: command not found'


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: '-bash: xxxxxx: command not found'
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 11:48:53 -0500

> Machine Type: i386-redhat-linux-gnu
> 
> Bash Version: 2.05b
> Patch Level: 0
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
>       In a login shell, bash refers to itself as '-bash' in error
>       messages.  It didn't in previous versions.
> 
> Repeat-By:
>       Get a login shell (su -, or just log in at the console), and
>       attempt to run a command that doesn't exist.
> 
> Is it intentional?

More of a by-product of other changes, but I think it's more useful.
(It's actually the setting of $0.)

Chet

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