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Re: Should -et be available?

From: Peng Yu
Subject: Re: Should -et be available?
Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 08:11:20 -0500

On 5/24/20, Chris F.A. Johnson <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sun, 24 May 2020, Peng Yu wrote:
>> I don't find a way to test whether two files are at the same time.
>> Should there be a switch for this comparison given -nt and -ot are
>> available? Thanks.
>>       file1 -nt file2
>>              True if file1 is newer (according to modification date)
>> than file2, or if file1 exists and file2 does not.
>>       file1 -ot file2
>>              True if file1 is older than file2, or if file2 exists
>> and file1 does not.
>   Use both tests. If it is neither older nor newer, then it is the same.

I know.

But if your point is that -et should not be added. Then, why having
-eq (as -le -ge implies -eq)?

Therefore, I think -eq should be added to bash to make it complete in
timestamp test.


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