Subject: Re: Qs re pkgsrc/mk/install/usergroup
To: Johnny Lam <jlam@NetBSD.org>
From: Georg Schwarz <email@example.com>
Date: 03/28/2005 21:37:53
> > - would it be a good idea to enclose variables in case expressions by
> > double quotes?
> I haven't seen any guidelines on this, and I don't have any experience
> with shell scripting on non-NetBSD systems, so I just went with what
> worked on NetBSD. If there are style guides that recommend this, please
> feel free to add the appropriate quotes to the scripts.
[ -r $a ]
fail with some systems' shells if $a is empty. In any case I have been told
the result is undefined. Therefore it is saver to enclose such variables in
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