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Re: Trouble testing for bash

From: Michael Carmack
Subject: Re: Trouble testing for bash
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 11:24:31 +0000
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On Tue, Oct 23, 2001 at 09:57:55PM -0700, Paul Eggert wrote:
> The fact that Bash acts differently when invoked as "sh" doesn't seem
> to be documented in the Bash reference manual.  Also, it runs contrary
> the GNU coding standards, which say "Please don't make the behavior of
> a utility depend on the name used to invoke it."
> <http://www.gnu.org/prep/standards_16.html#SEC16>

It's mentioned in the man page for bash 2.0+, don't know about 1.x. Do
a search for 'mimic' and it'll take you to the relevant line.


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