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[debbugs-tracker] bug#32703: closed (echo_man_error)

From: GNU bug Tracking System
Subject: [debbugs-tracker] bug#32703: closed (echo_man_error)
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 02:49:02 +0000

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has caused the debbugs.gnu.org bug report #32703,
regarding echo_man_error
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--- Begin Message --- Subject: echo_man_error Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 19:32:54 +0800
In Manual page echo(1)

it says '-E disable interpretation of backslash escapes (default)'

but I tried and found out that enable(-e) is default.

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--- Begin Message --- Subject: Re: bug#32703: echo_man_error Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:48:12 -0700 User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/45.8.0
On 11/09/18 11:07, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 9/11/18 11:01 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
>> $ POSIXLY_CORRECT=1 /bin/echo a\\nb
>> a\nb
>> Yikes!  Even though we asked for POSIX correctness, we are NOT 
>> interpreting backslashes.  I think this is a bug in GNU coreutils' echo, 
>> and could be fixed by the patch below (but the testsuite would also need 
>> updates).

I'll push the attached later.
Interesting there were no echo tests until now.

Marking this as done.


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