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Re: Empty sub-string expansion bug

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Empty sub-string expansion bug
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 12:08:18 -0400
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David Purdy wrote:

> Bash Version: 3.1
> Patch Level: 17
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>         Substring operations that are meant to return an empty string ""
> sometimes return character "\177" instead.
> Fix:
>         Bash script work-around: Use an intermediate variable until the bug is
> fixed.

This was previously reported and is fixed in bash-3.2.

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