Subject: Re: /bin/sh bug or not?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chet Ramey <chet@odin.INS.CWRU.Edu>
Date: 05/11/1995 11:33:49
> Posix.2 says that any
> command line that does not contain a command to be executed after
> expansion should return the status of any command substitution
> performed while expanding the command, or zero if no command
> subsitution occurs.
> Please cite the *exact* text from POSIX.2 which specifies that. When
> I looked, the wording was quite unclear, but seemed to imply the
> NetBSD behaviour.
Fine. 1003.2-1992, section 3.9.1 (Simple Commands), page 136.
``If there is a command name, execution shall continue as described
in 188.8.131.52. If there is no command name, but the command contained
a command substitution, the command shall complete with the exit
status of the last command substitution performed. Otherwise, the
command shall complete with a zero exit status.''
``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
Chet Ramey, Case Western Reserve University Internet: chet@po.CWRU.Edu