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Re: Missing character when using ${VAR:1} and length(VAR)==1


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Missing character when using ${VAR:1} and length(VAR)==1
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 12:50:55 -0400
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Stephane Chazelas wrote:

> Same here. The character is DEL:
> 
> ~$ bash -c 'TT="o"; echo "l${TT:1}l"' | od -c
> 0000000   l 177   l  \n
> 0000004
> ~$ locale charmap
> ISO-8859-15
> ~$ bash --version
> GNU bash, version 3.1.17(1)-release (i486-pc-linux-gnu)
> Copyright (C) 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> 
> ~/install/bash-3.2$ ./bash -c 'TT="o"; echo "l${TT:1}l"' | od -c
> 0000000   l   l  \n
> 0000003
> ~/install/bash-3.2$ ./bash --version
> GNU bash, version 3.2.25(2)-release (i686-pc-linux-gnu)
> Copyright (C) 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

OK.  But it doesn't really matter, since 3.2 appears to fix
whatever problem existed.

> (why doesn't the Copyright extend to 2007, BTW?)

An oversight.  It should really have been 2006, since bash-3.2 was
released in 2006.

Chet

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