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Re: Strange (wrong?) behaviour of "test ! -a file"

From: Ilkka Virta
Subject: Re: Strange (wrong?) behaviour of "test ! -a file"
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2018 21:24:24 +0300
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On 21.10. 20:03, Chet Ramey wrote:
The help text for test says

"The behavior of test depends on the number of arguments.  Read the
bash manual page for the complete specification."

Can I suggest adding that note from the help text to the manual under "Bash Conditional Expressions" too? Perhaps also explicitly noting the clash with the binary operators in the descriptions of -a and -o, too.

Something along the lines of the attached patch.

I also think the description of the 3-argument test would be clearer with numbering, so I added that too.

Ilkka Virta / address@hidden

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