Re: Bug in bash
On Tue, 2 Oct 2001 12:12:38 +0100, Nick Phillips <email@example.com> said:
>> This turns out not to be the case. POSIX says that echo does handle
>> the \ escapes, and doesn't honor -n. Neither bash nor ash (both invoked
>> as sh) behaves quite this way.
> Invocation is probably very relevant.
Of course. That's why i said they behave this way when invoked as sh.
> I can't find any mention of what systems do what by default; presumably
> that's determined at compile-time.
Even when given --posix bash's echo doesn't behave like POSIX echo.
> The implication being that if it doesn't interpret escapes when invoked
> as "sh", it's probably a bug.
Sure, but it isn't a bug we can actually fix. If either shell actually
did what POSIX says, all the maintainer scripts which use "echo -n"