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Re: [ -l linkfile ] test


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: [ -l linkfile ] test
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2002 05:31:26 -0500
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Martin MOKREJŠ <address@hidden> wrote:
> But why couldn't be it a default? Don't we want bash to be good
> replacement for other shells? ;)

bash used to use -l to mean something different.  POSIX specifies the
-h and -L operators, and bash supports them.  Trying to keep up with
gratuitous incompatibilities of other shells is a losing battle.


paul



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