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Re: Bash manual doesn't document -n (test syntax) option

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bash manual doesn't document -n (test syntax) option
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 11:06:43 -0400

> Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
> Machine: x86_64
> OS: linux-gnu
> Compiler: gcc
> Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='x86_64' 
> -DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='x86_64-pc-linux-gnu' 
> -DCONF_VENDOR='pc' -DLOCALEDIR='/usr/share/locale' -DPACKAGE='bash' -DSHELL 
> -DHAVE_CONFIG_H   -I.  -I../bash -I../bash/include -I../bash/lib   -g -O2 
> -Wall
> uname output: Linux vps 2.6.26-1-openvz-amd64 #1 SMP Fri Mar 13 19:02:24 UTC 
> 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> Machine Type: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
> Bash Version: 3.2
> Patch Level: 39
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>       The bash manpage doesn't document the -n option. It is mentioned with 
> the -D option, but not documented itself.

The Bash manual page, in the OPTIONS section, contains the following text:

        In  addition  to  the  single-character shell options documented in the
        description of the set builtin command, bash interprets  the  following
        options when it is invoked:

The `-n' is documented with `set'.


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer

Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://tiswww.tis.case.edu/~chet/

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