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Re: with bash 3.2 from source: hashmarks inside backticks cause parse er


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: with bash 3.2 from source: hashmarks inside backticks cause parse error
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 10:25:11 -0400
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Tim München wrote:
> Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
> Machine: i686
> OS: linux-gnu
> Compiler: gcc
> Compilation 
> CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='i686' -DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' 
> -DCONF_MACHTYPE='i686-redhat-linux-gnu' -DCONF_VENDOR='redhat' 
> -DLOCALEDIR='/usr/share/locale' -DPACKAGE='bash' -DSHELL -DHAVE_CONFIG_H  -I. 
>  -I. -I./include -I./lib  -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -O2 -g 
> -pipe -m32 -march=i386 -mtune=pentium4
> uname output: Linux grid-ui.physik.uni-wuppertal.de 
> 2.6.9-67.0.4.EL_SFS2.3_0smp #1 SMP Mon Jul 21 13:57:38 CEST 2008 i686 i686 
> i386 GNU/Linux
> Machine Type: i686-redhat-linux-gnu
> 
> Bash Version: 3.2
> Patch Level: 0
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
>         A script containing some commands including hashmarks inside a 
> backtick operator fails to run correctly. The hashmark(s) seem to be 
> interpreted in a way that treats the rest of the line as comment, causing the 
> closing backtick to be skipped, and finally resulting in a unexpected EOF 
> parse error.

This was fixed in bash-3.2 patch 1.

Chet

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