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Re: read builtin oddity/bug in bash 3.2?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: read builtin oddity/bug in bash 3.2?
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 17:51:08 -0400
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Daniel Musgrave wrote:
> I have found a seeming inconsistency with the behavior of the read
> builtin of bash (3.2.0(1)-release, also tested in 3.00.15(1)-release).
> I'm working on a Centos 4.4 system (RedHat derivative).  Let me describe
> the conditions that cause the bug in as much detail as I have discovered
> thus far.

There are a couple of things that might shed light on your situation.
First, [w] is a globbing pattern that matches `w'.  Second, /usr/bin/w
exists as an executable file.

So, in /usr/bin, [w] will be globbed to `w', since there is a matching


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