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From: Jim <linux.tech.guy@gmail.com>
To: zsh <zsh-users@zsh.org>
Subject: Looking for clarity of the word/term "string" as used in a couple of places in man pages
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 20:14:42 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CA+rB6GLSQd1=dLsPDe4uzf2vxFxOCX3jaw0QfiNsN4KJ2kS1yA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)

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Hi everyone,

I hope I am not reading more into this than was the original intent.

The CONDITIONAL EXPRESSIONS '-n string' and '-z string' both allow 'string'
to be
either a literal string(quoted or not) or a parameter.

Parameter Expansion Flags 'r' and 'l' for 'string1' and 'string2' appear
only to allow literal
strings. And, quotes are considered part of said string.  The only special
character that
I found that works, so far, is a backslash(\).

Is this an inconsistent use of the term string, or am I missing something?

I was hoping to use a parameter as 'string?' to generate padding, but ended
up using a
loop instead.

Is there any reason why a parameter wouldn't work other than the code not
supporting it?


Jim Murphy

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             reply	other threads:[~2022-06-26  1:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-06-26  1:14 Jim [this message]
2022-06-26  4:35 ` Lawrence Velázquez

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