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Re: Problem with brace expansion

From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: Problem with brace expansion
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:57:53 -0400
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On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 01:01:43AM +0100, Dr Alun J. Carr wrote:
> Well, to be strictly conformant with heirloom SysV sh,

Nobody cares about compatibility with Bourne shell any more.  Not since
Solaris finally pulled its head out of its ass and put a POSIX sh in
/bin (20 years after everyone else).

> Perhaps this needs to go into a FAQ somewhere about coding loops for an
> absolutely bare-bones shell.

You are on bug-bash, so all we really care about is bash.  Or maybe
POSIX.  Or more specifically, bash's conformance with POSIX.

If you want a FAQ, though, I have one for this:


OK, technically it's not in the FAQ, but close enough.

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