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Re: another case from the case corner case casualty case files


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: another case from the case corner case casualty case files
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2017 15:48:54 -0400
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On 4/2/17 8:34 PM, Martijn Dekker wrote:
> $ x=$'\\a\\b\\c\\\001\\d\\e\\f'
> $ case $'abc\001def' in $x) echo ok ;; *) echo oops; esac
> oops
> $ x=$'\\a\\b\\c\\\002\\d\\e\\f'
> $ case $'abc\002def' in $x) echo ok ;; *) echo oops; esac
> ok
> 
> 'case' can't match an escaped $'\001' character passed from a variable.
> Any other character from $'\002' up works fine. Curious that $'\001'
> seems to be handled specially somehow.

Thanks.  This will, in the fullness of time, be fixed.

Chet
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