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Re: No tilde expansion right after a quotation

From: Angel Tsankov
Subject: Re: No tilde expansion right after a quotation
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 02:49:02 +0200

Paul Jarc wrote:
> Jon Seymour <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 10:22 AM, Paul Jarc <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> CPATH=${CPATH:+$CPATH:}${#+~usr1/blah/blah}
>> Out of interest, how does one derive that outcome from the documented
>> behaviour of bash? That is, which expansion rules are being invoked?
> It's ${parameter+word}, using $# (which is always set) as the
> parameter.

How do you know that $# is always set?  And what about address@hidden  To what 
are these parameters set outside any function?
A more appropriate parameter to use could be $? which, by pure logic, seems 
to be at least as often set as is $#.


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