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Re: Parsing error when "case" in "for" in $()

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Parsing error when "case" in "for" in $()
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 08:56:48 -0400
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On 9/11/12 10:50 AM, Benoit Vaugon wrote:

> Description:
>   Cannot use "case" construction in a "for" loop in a $() sub shell.
>   Should work but produces parsing error.
> Repeat-By:
>   echo $(for x in whatever; do case y in *) echo 42;; esac; done)

Thanks for the report.  This will be fixed in the next bash release.


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