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Re: bash-3 incompatibility: quoting in pattern substitution of variables


From: Harald Koenig
Subject: Re: bash-3 incompatibility: quoting in pattern substitution of variables
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2004 18:15:27 +0200
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On Sep 06, Stephane Chazelas wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 06, 2004 at 01:35:49PM +0200, address@hidden wrote:
> [...]
> > how to I replace all '?' by ' ' in a shell variable
> > in a _portable_ way which works both in bash-2 and bash-3 ???
> [...]
> 
> pattern='\?'
> echo "${variable//$pattern/replacement}"
> 
> Seems to work with both versions.

thanks for your quick answer and the workaround !!!

now I'm still curious if my code was (or is) wrong and I have to use
you version in the future, or if bash-3 is buggy and sometime there 
will be a fix and my code will work again like with bash-2 ?

again thanks,

Harald Koenig
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