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Re: bash versus printf -exported_symbol on OSF

From: Kevin Ryde
Subject: Re: bash versus printf -exported_symbol on OSF
Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2003 09:42:13 +1000
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I wrote:
> Using "printf -- -exported_symbol " seems to work with both bash and
> /usr/bin/printf.  Unless anyone knows better perhaps this would be a
> good change.

Ah, sorry, I just tried "dash", the Almquist shell on Debian, and its
builtin gives "--" for "printf --".  A better way to avoid any doubt
might be

        printf "%cexported_symbol " -

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