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Re: getopts confuses lower and upper case options

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: getopts confuses lower and upper case options
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 14:12:24 -0400

> Machine Type: mips-sgi-irix6.5
> Bash Version: 3.2
> Patch Level: 0
> Release Status: release
> Description:
> ============
> scripterror (source below) is a function that 
>   puts the argument of option m in variable 'message'
>   puts the argument of option M in variable `testText'
> but as you can see, if i supply both options, the argument for -M has gone 
> into the argument for -m instead:
> # -bash 37 > scripterror -m messagetext -M testtext
> testItem=
> message=testtext
> Warning: in -bash: testtext

I can't reproduce this.  You might try putting an `echo $opt' before the
case statement to see what getopts is returning.  It might be that you
have the option that causes `case' to do case-insensitive matching enabled.


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