Subject: /bin/sh and case and (*^*)
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/28/2006 15:12:46
On NetBSD 3.99.15, I saw an error like:

/usr/pkg/bin/git-fetch: 219: Syntax error: word unexpected (expecting ")")

The error was here:

                        case "$name" in
                        (*^*) continue ;;

Changing to /bin/ksh to run this continued fine. (I don't know if it works 
though since I am just beginning using GIT).

I haven't seen a case pattern start with a open parenthesis before. Is 
this okay?

If so, should /bin/sh support it?

 Jeremy C. Reed

p.s. I am update for wip/scmgit to commit.