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Re: Defect in manual section "Here Strings"


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Defect in manual section "Here Strings"
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2015 08:48:39 -0500
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On 11/11/15 3:00 AM, address@hidden wrote:
> In the section 
> https://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/bash.html#Here-Strings there is no 
> mention (as far as I can see, it doesn't follow from the documented 
> expansions etc.) that the result is terminated with a newline (see e. g. od 
> <<<''). This puzzles users and leads to speculation - see e. g. 
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/33245568/why-does-bash-always-add-a-newline-when-expanding-here-strings
>  - on correctness, dependability and intent of the behavior.

I'll add something to that effect.
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