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Re: print function in <bashsource>/examples/functions/kshenv

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: print function in <bashsource>/examples/functions/kshenv
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:25:34 -0400
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On 8/20/11 11:17 PM, Paul Tibbitts wrote:
> This is not a bug in bash itself, but I was wondering if there are any
> updates to the ksh-compatibility print function provided with bash in
> the source distribution (in the examples/functions/kshenv file),
> specifically with regards to ksh-compatible handling of -R.
> Using ksh:
> $ print -R -z
> -z
> Using bash 4.2.10 with the kshenv file:
> $ print -R -z
> bash: illegal option -- z
> My understanding is that the -R should disable further option
> processing except for -n, and display any additional arguments,
> including those beginning with "-"
> I have worked around the problem to some extent by modifying the
> function, but was wondering if anyone has a more accurate/efficient/
> official/distributed version.

If you have improvements to the function, please send them to me and I will
incorporate them into the bash distribution.  There's nothing official
about those functions; they're just examples.

``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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