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Re: Spaces in args, escapes, and command substitution

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Spaces in args, escapes, and command substitution
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2006 21:53:50 -0500
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Eric Blake wrote:

>> Anyhow I see that bash has taken the liberty of changing
>> the traditional acronym expansion from "Input Field Separator" to
>> "Internal Field Separator".  A subtle difference.
> OK, you found a legitimate bug in the bash documentation.  Perhaps Chet
> will change that for the next release.

I doubt it.  IFS isn't an `input' field separator in the awk sense.
Bash is not alone in using the `Internal' adjective; the man pages for
the Bourne shell from v7 to SVR4.2, ksh, and zsh do so as well.

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