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Re: Bug in bash

On 1 Oct 2001, Roderick Schertler wrote:

> On Sat, 29 Sep 2001 03:27:54 +0200, Wichert Akkerman <wichert@wiggy.net> said:
> > Previously Bruce Jackson wrote:
> >
> >> But, why is there a difference between the behaviour of bash under
> >> Linux, HP-UX, and Solaris?  The protability of scripts is the problem.
> >
> > Linux is POSIX complient, the rest is not.
> This turns out not to be the case.  POSIX[1] says that echo does handle
> the \ escapes, and doesn't honor -n.  Neither bash nor ash (both invoked
> as sh) behaves quite this way.

Actually, ash does, at least if you use the internal version of echo in
ash. AFAIK, there's no shell-builtin for echo in bash, so bash uses
/bin/echo -- which comes from GNU shellutils, usually.

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