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Re: bash-5.0: case command bug


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bash-5.0: case command bug
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:58:16 -0500
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On 1/17/19 6:21 PM, Drab Martin wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I have a problem with bash 5.0:
> 
> -----
> machine1 ~ # bash --version
> GNU bash, version 5.0.0(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)
> Copyright (C) 2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
> 
> This is free software; you are free to change and redistribute it.
> There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
> 
> machine1 ~ # case "a-b" in *-*-*) echo "This is a BUG" ;; *) echo "This is
> not a BUG" ;; esac
> This is a BUG

I can't reproduce it:

$ cat x4
case "a-b" in *-*-*) echo "This is a BUG" ;; *) echo "This is not a BUG" ;;
esac
$ ../bash-5.0-patched/bash --version
GNU bash, version 5.0.2(3)-release (x86_64-apple-darwin18.2.0)
Copyright (C) 2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>

This is free software; you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
$ ../bash-5.0-patched/bash ./x4
This is not a BUG
$ ../bash-5.0/bash --version
GNU bash, version 5.0.0(1)-release (x86_64-apple-darwin18.2.0)
Copyright (C) 2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>

This is free software; you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
$ ../bash-5.0/bash ./x4
This is not a BUG

Chet
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