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Re: Unexpected word splitting on $* when IFS is unset


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Unexpected word splitting on $* when IFS is unset
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:51:24 -0400
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On 6/19/17 8:13 PM, Kevin Brodsky wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> When IFS is unset, unquoted $* undergoes word splitting as if IFS=' ',
> and not the expected IFS=$' \t\n'. All the other unquoted mass
> expansions ($@, array[*], address@hidden) are word-split as if IFS=$'
> \t\n'.

Thanks for the report. This will be fixed in the next devel branch push.

Chet

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