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Re: echo "enhancement" leads to confused legacy script tools...

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: echo "enhancement" leads to confused legacy script tools...
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 11:23:27 +0100
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Linda W <address@hidden> writes:

> I believe bash is broken in regards to using "any" number after
> "\" as an octal value.  The shell specifications require the leading
> zero for an octal constant

The specification does not _require_ it, it allows it.  Any other use of
the backslash results in implementation defined behaviour.


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