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Re: feature request: more complete set -e

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: feature request: more complete set -e
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 18:20:41 -0400
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Marc Weber wrote:

> Chet:
>> To do otherwise would have made expr much less useful.  Idioms such as
>> var=10
>> while var=`expr $var - 1`
>> do
>>         echo $var
>> done
> Mmh I'd use the C like for loop for this which is supported by bash as well.

A relatively recent addition to the language.  The while loop idiom has
been around since the original Bourne shell.

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

Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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