Subject: Re: sh expanding alias in odd place
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/03/2001 01:35:49
In article <>,
Simon J. Gerraty <> wrote:
>If you make the case statement:
>"a" )
>	echo a
>	;;
>it works as expected.
>Aliases are totally evil in anything but an interactive
>shell.  I think the script as is, is failing in the prescribed manner
>give the alias.

Yes, but: all the rest of the shells worked without the quotes. Only ash needed
them. So it is a bug and it was fixed.