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Re: Bug in test

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Bug in test
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 22:58:08 +0000 (UTC)
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Bob Proulx <bob <at> proulx.com> writes:

> Two points are of interest about your test --help question.  One is
> that unless you are careful you are getting the shell builtin test and
> not the external standalone test program.

In addition to Bob's excellent points, there is one more thing to consider: the 
alternate spelling of test DOES support the --help option.  Given that your 
system is Ubuntu, you can probably do:

/bin/[ --help

to see the help output corresponding to coreutils' test.

Eric Blake

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