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Re: interactive test faulty


From: Pierre Gaston
Subject: Re: interactive test faulty
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 19:40:40 +0200

On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 2:06 PM, Tim Dickson <address@hidden> wrote:
....
> eg a script called test2 as follows
> #!/bin/bash
> echo "type in your name"
> read USERNAME
> echo "hello $USERNAME"
>
> called via the shell by typing
> ./test2
> is interactive, but $- special variable doe not indicate it is.

It's not interactive, the kernel calls the script like:
  /bin/bash test2
that is, it is called with an argument and the manual says:

"An interactive shell is one started without  non-option  arguments "



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