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Re: behaviour change between 4.2/4.3 with tilde


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: behaviour change between 4.2/4.3 with tilde
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:45:11 +0200
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Hanno Böck <address@hidden> writes:

> This is a reduced sample:
> export a='x'; echo "${a/x/~}"
>
> On bash 4.3 this will result in the user's homedir path. On 4.2 this
> will result in a ~.
> If one wants to get a "~" char there seems no easy portable way to do
> so. Using escaping with \~ works in 4.3, but not in 4.2.

t='~'; echo "${a/x/$t}"

Andreas.

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