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Re: problem ? bug ?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: problem ? bug ?
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2006 13:56:25 -0500
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Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On Sunday 05 February 2006 00:41, Paul Jarc wrote:
>> address@hidden wrote:
>>> [kaneda<-ogorasek]~$if [ ! -a /etc/passwd ] ; then echo si ; fi
>> -a is used as a binary "and" operator here.  The expressions "!" and
>> "/etc/passwd" are nonempty strings, so both are considered true, and
>> the overall result is true.
> better to read the existing history thus far on the -a subject
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-bash/2006-01/msg00015.html

Paul is correct, this is not a bug.

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