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Re: [ ! ! hey ] -> [: too many arguments

From: Steffen Nurpmeso
Subject: Re: [ ! ! hey ] -> [: too many arguments
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 17:00:29 +0200
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Greg Wooledge wrote in
 |On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 05:58:23PM -0400, Chet Ramey wrote:
 |> On 6/23/22 5:08 PM, Steffen Nurpmeso wrote:
 |>>    bash -c 'if [ ! ! hey = hey ]; then echo du; fi'
 |> Sure. This one isn't a common idiom for shell programmers, apparently.
 |I've seen it used in a math context, inside PS1.  Like so:
 |  "$(tput setaf 2)"  # 0 = green
 |  "$(tput setaf 1)"  # 1 = red
 |normal="$(tput sgr0)"
 |PS1='\[${color[!!$?]}\]$?\[$normal\] \h:\w\$ '
 |This writes the previous command's exit status in either green or red.
 |It "smashes" all nonzero exit codes to 1, using a double negation in
 |a C-style arithmetic context, in order to generate an array index for
 |the color.
 |I don't recall ever seeing it used in the way Steffen showed, though.

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