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Re: Unquoted array slice address@hidden:0} expands to just one word if I


From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: Unquoted array slice address@hidden:0} expands to just one word if IFS doesn't have a space
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2018 08:12:51 -0400
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On Wed, Aug 01, 2018 at 02:43:27PM +0300, Ilkka Virta wrote:
> On both Bash 4.4.12(1)-release and 5.0.0(1)-alpha, a subarray slice like
> address@hidden:0} expands to just one word if unquoted (and if IFS doesn't
> contain a space):

This just reinforces the point that unquoted $@ or $* (or the array
equivalent) is a bug in the script.  It gives unpredictable results.
Don't do it.



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