Subject: Re: sh not expanding vars
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 10/01/2002 16:23:08
[ On Tuesday, October 1, 2002 at 20:50:14 (+0200), Julio Merino wrote: ]
> Subject: sh not expanding vars
> Which is the correct behavior? ksh's or sh's one?
For both, I believe ksh is compliant with P1003.2a, but sh is not:
PS1 Each time an interactive shell is ready to read a command,
the value of this variable shall be subjected to parameter
expansion and written to standard error. The default
value shall be "$ ". For users who have specific
additional implementation-defined privileges (see 188.8.131.52)
the default may be another, implementation-defined, value.
The shell shall replace each instance of the character !
in PS1 with the history file number of the next command to
be typed. (See 5.12.) Escaping the ! with another !
(i.e., !!) shall place the literal character ! in the
prompt. This standard specifies the effects of this
variable only for systems supporting the User Portability
ENV This variable, when the shell is invoked, shall be
subjected to parameter expansion (see 3.6.2) by the shell
and the resulting value shall be used as a pathname of a
file containing shell commands to execute in the current
environment. The file need not be executable. If the
expanded value of ENV is not an absolute pathname, the
results are unspecified. ENV shall be ignored if the
user's real and effective user IDs or real and effective
group IDs are different. This standard specifies the
effects of this variable only for systems supporting the
User Portability Utilities Option.
The above paragraphs are from Draft#8 of P1003.2a, FYI.
Greg A. Woods
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