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Re: Undocumented usage of printf?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Undocumented usage of printf?
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2010 23:26:18 -0400
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On 4/15/10 10:21 AM, Clark J. Wang wrote:
> I saw a printf usage from a Linux forum's post:
> # printf "%d\n" "'a"
> 97
> #
> It's really cool but I found no info in bash's manual. Are there any other
> undocumented interesting features? :)

They're in Posix.  Thanks for pointing out the omission; I will add
descriptions for the next release of bash.

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