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Re: bash manual page does not describe the redirection form "n>&-".


From: Dale R. Worley
Subject: Re: bash manual page does not describe the redirection form "n>&-".
Date: Fri, 30 May 2014 14:55:48 -0400

> From: Eduardo A. Bustamante López <address@hidden>

OK, yes, I have just obtained bash-4.3.tar.gz from ftp.gnu.org, which
is the latest and is dated 26-Feb-2014.  It does expand the
explanation as I'd like.

> Also, I wouldn't be that picky on "evaluate" vs "expand", because
> they can be used interchangeable here.

The two words don't seem me to be used interchangeably in the Bash
manual page.  "evaluate" is used only for obtaining the value of
"arithmetic evaluations" and "conditional expressions", whereas
"expand" is used for operations that are strictly textual
replacements.

Dale



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