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From: Callum Gibson <callum.gibson@db.com>
To: matt@proweb.co.uk
Cc: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: unix RC shell bug
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 01:14:12 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200109030514.f835ECF12579@merton.aus.deuba.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <7126271516.20010901051116@proweb.co.uk> from "matt@proweb.co.uk" at Sep 01, 2001 12:11:16 AM

matt@proweb.co.uk writes:
}cpu% echo $"t
}1 2 3 6 7

The list flattening operator is ^ not " in the unix rc. i.e. echo $^t

This is mentioned in the INCOMPATIBILITIES section of the manpage.
Don't know why this is the case, other than to avoid possible confusion
with the meaning of " as a quote char in other unix shells, plus ^ is
used as the concatenation operator anyway as in:
; echo (a b c)^(1 2 3)

(c)2001 Callum Gibson                       callum.gibson@db.com
Global Markets IT, Deutsche Bank, Australia       61 2 9258 1620
### The opinions in this message are mine and not Deutsche's ###

  reply	other threads:[~2001-09-03  6:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <E15cuG8-000P4t-0Y@anchor-post-34.mail.demon.net>
2001-09-01  5:11 ` Matt
2001-09-03  6:14   ` Callum Gibson [this message]
2001-09-03  6:18   ` Decklin Foster
2001-09-03  7:23 Byron Rakitzis
2001-09-03  8:19 Smarasderagd

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