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Re: syntax error while parsing a case command within `$(...)'

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: syntax error while parsing a case command within `$(...)'
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 09:28:16 +0100
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On Feb 16 2021, Koichi Murase wrote:

> Because the ending keywords---}, fi, done, and esac---are allowed to
> be chained, which I think is undocumented though.

See 2.4 Reserved Words.

    This recognition shall only occur when none of the characters is
    quoted and when the word is used as:

    * The first word of a command
    * The first word following one of the reserved words other than
      case, for, or in
    * The third word in a case command (only in is valid in this case)
    * The third word in a for command (only in and do are valid in this


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