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Re: No tilde expansion right after a quotation


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: No tilde expansion right after a quotation
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 18:22:45 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

Jon Seymour <address@hidden> wrote:
> If the builtin echo fails it will be because the bash interpreter has
> suffered a catastrophic failure of some kind [ e.g. run out of memory
> ]. Once that has happened, all bets are off anyway.

Probably true, but command substitution forks a separate process, so
that can fail for reasons external to the bash process.

Here's another possibility:
CPATH=${CPATH:+$CPATH:}${#+~usr1/blah/blah}


paul




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