Re: problems writing a large file to DVD+R Double Layer disk
On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 04:31:53PM +0200, Thomas Schmitt wrote:
> I got an antiquity online (some SuSE 6.x):
> $ uname -a
> Linux * 2.2.13 #1 Mon Nov 8 15:51:29 CET 1999 i686 unknown
> $ for i in ; do echo $i ; done
> bash: syntax error near unexpected token `;'
> $ for i in
> bash: syntax error near unexpected token `in'
> $ for i in 1
> > do echo $i
> > done
Which version of bash is that? I can't reproduce that result at all.
svr1:~$ cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Linux release 5.2 (Apollo)
svr1:~$ echo $BASH_VERSION
svr1:~$ for x in
svr1:~$ for i in ; do echo $i ; done
I'm not saying that the syntax is valid -- just that I can't find ANY
system that can reproduce this error. I understand all about writing
portable scripts with autoconf, but without a way to TEST various things,
writing portable code becomes a whole lot harder. My oldest bash (1.14.7)
and dash (0.5.2) both accept it as valid.