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Re: operators available in bash versions

From: Gerard
Subject: Re: operators available in bash versions
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009 06:12:09 -0500

On 1 Dec 2009 00:05:09 GMT
Allodoxaphobia Allodoxaphobia <address@hidden> replied:

> You can, doncha know, install ports into $HOME?
> Ergo, you could install bash 3.x and one or more earlier versions
> in $HOME/bin/ and test your scripts to your heart's content.
> I found the install 'tricks' via Google, but I don't remember the 
> keywords I succeeded with beyond 'freebsd' and 'ports' now...
> I successfully installed `alpine` in my FreeBSD shell account 
> at a time when the SysAdmin only had `pine` installed.

I have neither the time, inclination to install multiple versions; nor
the morbid fasination to observe what possible system damage may
eventually occur due to that enterprise. If I were writing a script
for eventual mass distribution, I would set up multiple stations, with
various operating systems, and shell versions and do a legitimate test.
I am actually writing for in-house use. I was simply inquiring for
information since I have one of the only two PCs in my organization that
have Bash-4 installed. The others all have various versions of Bash-3.
As each unit is replace, it is updated to the latest OS and software
versions. With the economy as it is, that is not about to happen any
time soon.



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