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Re: exiting noninteractive shells on 'shift 2'

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: exiting noninteractive shells on 'shift 2'
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2018 11:42:30 -0500
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On 11/9/18 11:22 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 11/9/18 8:52 AM, Chet Ramey wrote:
>> On 11/9/18 9:47 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
>>> Well, there's STILL a conformance issue - the standard requires that unless
>>> documented otherwise, any time a command line tool exits with non-zero
>>> status, that it outputs a message to stderr explaining the error.
>> Where?

>     A diagnostic message shall be written to standard error whenever an
> error condition occurs."
> Since 'shift 2' when $# is 1 is an error, and results in non-zero status,
> it should print a diagnostic to stderr.

So maybe the thing to do is to turn on the shift_verbose option in posix

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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