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


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bash manual page does not describe the redirection form "n>&-".
Date: Fri, 30 May 2014 15:01:40 -0400
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On 5/30/14, 2:55 PM, Dale R. Worley wrote:

> 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.

I cribbed the language pretty closely from the Posix standard, which
uses `evaluates' in this fashion.

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