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Re: feature request: allow shif [n] with n > $#


From: Robert Elz
Subject: Re: feature request: allow shif [n] with n > $#
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2019 08:43:00 +0700

    Date:        Thu, 11 Apr 2019 19:05:56 -0400
    From:        Chet Ramey <address@hidden>
    Message-ID:  <address@hidden>

  | If you want to be sure to shift out all existing parameters, use
  | `shift $#'. If you want something else, you can add logic to cap the
  | argument passed to `shift' at $#.

I agree.

Except "set --" is less work all around than "shift $#"

In general:

        [ "$ARG" -lt "$#" ] && shift "$ARG" || set --

kre




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