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Re: Bash-3.1 Official patch 10

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bash-3.1 Official patch 10
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 09:41:15 -0500
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Greg Schafer wrote:

> It appears there might be problem with this patch. Here is a test case I
> distilled from the grep-2.5.1a testsuite:
> status=`echo '-'| { ${GREP} -E -e 'a\' >/dev/null 2>&1 ; echo $?; }`
> Put that line into a file called "myfile" then run like this:
> # bash -n myfile               
> myfile: line 1: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `''
> myfile: line 2: syntax error: unexpected end of file
> AFAICT, this used to be accepted by older Bash versions.
> Do think problem lies with this Bash patch or with test case?

It looks like the patch is over-agressive allowing backslashes to
quote characters in a backquoted command substitution.  I will update
the patch, and send out the new one.

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