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Re: Bash printf builtin bug


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: Bash printf builtin bug
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 13:19:17 -0500
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Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
> That's what the `--' first argument is for:  don't treat any remaining
> arguments as possible options.

Does printf have any options?  If not is there any point in giving an
error in this case?  ISTM SUSv3 requires the first argument to be a
format string, regardless of whether it starts with "-".  That's how
coreutils does it.


paul




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