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Re: POSIX shell specification insight requested

On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 01:04:43PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> Is the following construction POSIXly correct?
> foo=$(cat <<EOF
> Foo bar baz quux.
> EOF)
> ash (and dash, which is derived from ash) choke on this, and seem to
> ignore everything on the same line as, but after, the here-document
> terminator word.
> bash (--posix) and (pd)ksh have no problem with it.
> I would be most grateful if someone access to the POSIX spec could
> provide some insight into this.

Thanks for all replies, guys.  I have fixed the corresponding bug in the
xfree86 maintainer scripts.

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