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Re: [PATCH] builtins/test.def: Update string equality operator.

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [PATCH] builtins/test.def: Update string equality operator.
Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 11:18:03 -0500
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On 1/31/10 5:26 PM, Mark Polesky wrote:
> Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
> Machine: x86_64
> OS: linux-gnu
> Compiler: gcc
> Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='x86_64' 
> -DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='x86_64-pc-linux-gnu' 
> -DCONF_VENDOR='pc' -DLOCALEDIR='/usr/share/locale' -DPACKAGE='bash' -DSHELL 
> -DHAVE_CONFIG_H   -I.  -I../bash -I../bash/include -I../bash/lib   -g -O2 
> -Wall
> uname output: Linux localhost 2.6.31-17-generic #54-Ubuntu SMP Thu Dec 10 
> 17:01:44 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> Machine Type: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
> Bash Version: 4.0
> Patch Level: 33
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>       `help test' output is missing `==' string equality operator.

I'm not going to add it.  The `==' operator was really intended only for
the [[ conditional command; the fact that it works in test is a side
effect.  Let's stick with the Posix syntax.  (No, that doesn't mean I'm
going to remove it from the documentation.)

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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