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Re: The colon


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: The colon
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 09:40:53 -0500
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Stephane Chazelas wrote:

> 
> That would be a bug. Looking at the code, it takes a different
> path for colon just because of the fact that in assignment,
> tilde expansion is performed after a colon (as in
> PATH=...:~/bin), if : happens to also be an IFS character, it is
> therefore not internally /quoted/ at some stage of the
> processing and then there's splitting involved later on. (that's
> my interpretation after a quick look). There's the same problem
> with ~ and = at least:

Thanks for the push in the right direction.  This will be fixed for
bash-4.0.

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




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