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Re: strange expansion of <(cat p.main.{optional,extra})


From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: strange expansion of <(cat p.main.{optional,extra})
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 06:16:05 -0600
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According to Andreas Schwab on 4/18/2007 4:01 AM:
> Lucas Nussbaum <address@hidden> writes:
> 
>> Well, no, because bash expands *parameters*, not words. So the prefix is
>> "<(cat /etc/", and the suffix is ")".
> 
> But that would not be a *strict textual* expansion.

According to 'man bash', brace expansion is documented as being able to
expand one word into many.  <(...) forms a single word, even when ...
contains unquoted spaces.  Therefore, strict textual expansion occurred,
and there was no syntax error.

- --
Don't work too hard, make some time for fun as well!

Eric Blake             address@hidden
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