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Re: Yet Another test option

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Yet Another test option
Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2011 14:21:21 -0400
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On 7/2/11 3:49 PM, Bruce Korb wrote:
> Hi Chet, et al.,
> Given that sort(1GNU) now has a sort-by-version-ordering (sort -V),
> it would seem reasonable to do version comparisons without having
> to do a series of fork & execs.  In other words, abbreviate this:
>     min_os_ver=`
>       printf '2.6.27\n%s\n' "$LINUXRELEASE" | sort -V | head -1`
>     if test "X$min_os_ver" = "X2.6.27" ; then
> into something like this:
>     if test "2.6.27" -Vle "$LINUXRELEASE" ; then
> or add a different operator to [[ ]] contexts?

This seems like it is of really limited usefulness to be baked into
the shell.

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

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