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$"\t': Bash bug or not?


From: Rick Richardson
Subject: $"\t': Bash bug or not?
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:01:52 -0600

$ echo "$LOGNAME " | xod

Dump: standard input

Offset:    0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7   8  9  a  b  c  d  e  f   0123456789abcdef

00000000: 72 69 63 6b 20 0a                                | rick .           |

OK!

$ echo "$'\t' " | xod

Dump: standard input

Offset:    0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7   8  9  a  b  c  d  e  f   0123456789abcdef

00000000: 24 27 5c 74 27 20 0a                             | $'\t' .          |

A Bash bug???

$ echo $'\t'' ' | xod

Dump: standard input

Offset:    0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7   8  9  a  b  c  d  e  f   0123456789abcdef

00000000: 09 20 0a                                         | . .              |

OK if you *don't quote it*.



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