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Re: Bash enhancement request


From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Bash enhancement request
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 18:42:56 -0600
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According to Paul Foerster on 5/18/2008 11:03 PM:
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| Can you make it possible that the EOF marker for here-documents be
| nested too, i.e. preceeded with an arbitrary number of white spaces?

Sorry, but this would violate the POSIX requirements on here-docs:
http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/utilities/xcu_chap02.html#tag_02_07_04

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| Thanks very much and sorry if this was the wrong place to put the request.

This is the right place, even though we are unable to do anything about it
without breaking existing scripts.

- --
Don't work too hard, make some time for fun as well!

Eric Blake             address@hidden
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