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Re: Unexpected parse error in function definition involing grouping brac


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Unexpected parse error in function definition involing grouping braces and redirections
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:27:18 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Greg Wooledge <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 01:56:31PM +0200, Michael Le Barbier Grünewald wrote:
>>           1>&2 {
>>             printf "$@"
>>             printf '\n'
>>           }
>
> Redirections may appear anywhere in a simple command, but may only appear
> at the END of a compound command.  Brace grouping is a compound command,
> so this is actually a syntax error.

Not so much a syntax error, since { is not special except as the first
word, so this is just a command-not-found error.

$ 1>&2 {
bash: {: command not found

Andreas.

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