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Re: man bash does not list 'in' as a builtin command

From: Peter Benjamin
Subject: Re: man bash does not list 'in' as a builtin command
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:51:23 -0800

On Tue, 2019-11-26 at 18:26 +0700, Robert Elz wrote:
> With that in mind the message in question isn't really confusing at all.

I agree.  With one little exception.

Bash has two levels of error checking, that can generate the message.

1) Command line parsing and interpreting.

2) Bash script parsing and interpreting.

I looked first into the latter, my new code is always thought to have the 
error, before I suspect open
source software quality.  Then, I started suspecting the former, the CLI, then 
confirmed it.

And it could only happen for the one word, 'in', and no other.  A very special 
case indeed.  No worthy
of time to edit and debug and QA software.

@Robert: Down Under is a very fine place to live, indeed.

@Chris: I like the 'type' command.  Thanks.

BTW, I have named thousands of custom scripts, one letter, 2, 3, or 2 to 8 
words, etc.  Never had a
problem with figuring out an error message, until this one.

'in' was the initials of the longer two words I wished to name it, but for 
keystroke counting purposes I
wanted just two letters.  I was going to use the command frequently for some 
days, 20-50 times a day.  A
testing script.  I settled on 'inn' being next fastest to type.


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