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Re: Assign Default Value expansion inserts ASCII DEL for empty 'word'


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Assign Default Value expansion inserts ASCII DEL for empty 'word'
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 10:47:29 -0400
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On 3/9/20 3:29 PM, Martin Castillo wrote:

> Bash Version: 5.0
> Patch Level: 16
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
> Out of nowhere, bash inserts an ascii DEL in the first expansion. That
> is very unexpected and shouldn't be there.

Thanks for the report. This happens in the case where the expansion assigns
a quoted null string and there is something else (non-null) in the expanded
string. I'll fix it in the next devel branch push.

Chet


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