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Re: =~ no longer working in bash-4.1

From: Roman Rakus
Subject: Re: =~ no longer working in bash-4.1
Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2010 16:13:12 +0200
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On 06/08/2010 02:23 PM, Farkas Levente wrote:
=~ no longer working in bash. just try this little line:
if [[ "abc" =~ "abc.*" ]]; then echo inside; else echo outside; fi
this give "inside" up to 4.0, but it gives "outside" in 4.1.
imho it's a serious changes since all shell script will fail which use
=~ :-(
is there any reason for this? or any quick fixes?
thanks in advance.

I guess, you are talking about Fedora/RHEL, am I right? If so, it was bug in the bash-4.0 in those distributions. It was fixed and is working now as upstream bash.

Read the bash-faq E14. You can set the compat31 shopt. For more read the man page of bash - shopt builtin.


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