Subject: Re: /bin/sh vs. /bin/ksh arithmetic expressions....
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/17/2004 21:37:48
> On the other hand /bin/sh (at least on 1.6.2_STABLE) seems to have some
> kind of parsing problem with recognizing operators when there are no
> non-digit tokens surrounding them:
> 	$ /bin/sh -c 'echo $((06170718+10000))'
> 	arithmetic expression: syntax error: "06170718+10000"

Seems fine, '8' isn't an octal digit.


David Laight: