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Re: ${@:0:n} includes one parameter too few

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: ${@:0:n} includes one parameter too few
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2009 00:13:26 -0400
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address@hidden wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.0
> Patch Level: 33
> Release Status: release
> [apologies if this is a duplicate; the first copy may have been sent with
>  a bad From: address]
> Description:
>       "${@:0:n}" should expand to $0 followed by n-1 positional parameters,
>       but actually expands to $0 followed by n-2 positional parameters,
>       for a total of only n-1 words.  This is different from ksh's
>       behaviour, and seems unintentional and inconsistent.

Thanks for the report.  This has already been fixed for bash-4.1.

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

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