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Re: ash does not understand '~'
Jörg Schaible wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote on Friday, October 17, 2003 1:04 PM:
> > On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 12:37:10PM +0200, J?rg Schaible wrote:
> >> BTW: It does also not know the "[ ]" syntax for a built-in test, you
> >> always have to use "test":
> >> if test -f /etc/hosts; then
> >> echo "/etc/hosts exist!"
> >> fi
> > Beep. Wrong. It knows [ ]
> > Corinna
> Did that change at some point? I remember having really big problems writing scripts running on a on Solaris, Linux and Cygwin some years ago <g> and IIRC it was basically because of ash at that time ...
I thought this was resolved by making '/bin/[' a symlink to /bin/test.
This gives the appearance of the shell supporting [ ] even though it's
really just running a program just as if you had used 'test'.
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