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Re: test -t

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: test -t
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2008 14:30:53 -0400
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Paul Jarc wrote:

> Similar language is in bash's man page and coreutils' info
> documentation.  But it wouldn't hurt to add a note to indicate that if
> no operand is provided, then "-t" and other operators stop being
> operators, and are tested as plain strings.

This is covered in the man page and info document in the `test' builtin
section, where the behavior is detailed based on the number of arguments
supplied to `test'.

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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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