From: Jim <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: zsh <email@example.com>
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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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'
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
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
Is there any reason why a parameter wouldn't work other than the code not
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2022-06-26 1:14 Jim [this message]
2022-06-26 4:35 ` Lawrence Velázquez
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