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Re: Sub-arrays do not work with non-blank IFS


From: Jan Schampera
Subject: Re: Sub-arrays do not work with non-blank IFS
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 20:33:30 +0100
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Lea Wiemann wrote:

> Repeat-By:
> 
> IFS=$'\n'
> a=(A B C D)
> b=("address@hidden")
> echo "address@hidden", "address@hidden"  # 4, A B C D -- OK
> b=("address@hidden:2}")
> echo "address@hidden", "address@hidden"  # 1, C D -- bug, should be 2, C D

I have to correct myself, in the normal case "address@hidden:2}" will expand
indeed word-wise. So it's a bug.

Sorry,
Jan





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