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Re: ash does not understand '~'

On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 02:36:54PM +0200, J?rg 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
>>> and you cannot combine export with an assignment, you have to write
>>> separate statements: 
>>> VARIABLE=test
>>> export VARIABLE
>> Beep.  Wrong, too.  export var=value is a vaild bourne shell syntax.
>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 ...

It must have changed because I recally ash not accepting that syntax,
too and I know that older versions of /bin/sh don't like it.  ash does
understand it now, though.


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