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Re: Package maintainer script policy.

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@datasync.com> wrote:
>  Raul> Interesting question.  I thought it meant exactly the same thing
>  Raul> as "$@".  Why?

> 	No, for then one would use "$@". (Consider the case when there
>  are no positional parameter). The ${1+"$@"} device is used to pass
>  command  line (positional) parameters to sub-shells. (The UNIX
>  programming environment is a good reference, if I recall correctly [I
>  have lent out my copy])

This is out-of-date.  Please read the standards before speaking.

> 	I mentioned this since lots of people may not know how to
>  correctly pass command line parameters to an executable called from
>  withing a shell script.

Now you're misleading people, although in this case it is "harmless".

> 	May I rest my case?

Not quite.

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