Subject: bin/36954: /bin/sh doesn't expand ${line%%/\**} correctly
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/09/2007 09:15:04
>Number:         36954
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       /bin/sh doesn't expand ${line%%/\**} correctly
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Sep 09 09:15:04 +0000 2007
>Originator:     Roland Illig
>Release:        4.99.30
The expression ${line%%/\**} should return the leading part of $line, cutting off the first occurrence of /* and everything that follows it.

Currently, the \* is not handled as specifying a * character, but is essentially equal to giving a plain * character.
sh $NETBSDSRC/regress/bin/sh/