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Re: -eq and strings


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: -eq and strings
Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2017 13:09:01 -0500
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On 3/4/17 7:15 AM, Rob la Lau wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I'm not sure whether I found a bug in Bash or in it's documentation.
> 
> The documentation suggests that the arithmetic binary operator '-eq' is
> for integers ("Arg1 and arg2 may be positive or negative integers."),
> but when using it with '[[ ]]' it doesn't fail on strings.

When used with [[, the arithmetic operators take arithmetic expressions as
their arguments.  I'll add something noting this to the documentation.
Thanks for the report.

Chet
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