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Re: Question about inline code / incompatibility between FreeBSD sh and
Re: Question about inline code / incompatibility between FreeBSD sh and bash
Sat, 21 Jun 2008 19:56:05 +0200
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"Garrett Cooper" <address@hidden> writes:
> Sorry for emailing this list, but neither the GNU indexed
> homepage nor the actual project page listed any other email address.
> I'm trying to determine whether or not this is an implicit bug or
> a feature of BSD bourne shell (in particular FreeBSD's sh):
> When I try and execute `portsnap fetch update' , things go
> through as the author intended. However, using `bash portsnap fetch
> update' I get the following error message:
> /usr/sbin/portsnap: portsnap: line 882: syntax error near unexpected
> token `newline'
> /usr/sbin/portsnap: portsnap: line 882: ` if !'
> The incompatible section of code (at least the one that bash
> barfs on -- I say that because there are a few similar sections IIRC)
> if !
POSIX does not allow a newline between ! and the command, see
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