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Re: CVS commit: src/distrib
On Sep 20, 8:14pm, david%l8s.co.uk@localhost (David Laight) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/distrib
| On Sat, Sep 19, 2009 at 09:05:27PM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
| > if [ -n "$1" ]; then
| > awk -f .../list2sh.awk "$@"
| > fi
| Since "$@" is being substituted, wouldn't a check against $#
| be more appropriate?
| > and that "X$1" idiom needs to die
| It is necessary to guarantee the way the expression is evaluated
| if/when $1 (in the above example) is, say, "-o" or some other string
| that might be deemed to be an operator.
if [ -n -o ]; then echo true; else echo false; fi
works just fine.
| Although posix defines strict rules for expressions with small
| numbers of arguments, netbsd'd parser doesn't obey them!
Really? Can you give me an example.
| > as well as using unquoted variables
| > which will break for strings with whitespace.
| Sometimes I empty IFS....
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