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Re: ash does not understand '~'
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 12:19:36PM +0200, Ralf Habacker wrote:
the following shell script does not work at least with ash-20031007-1
although I don't see any reason why this should not be a valid
syntax. If you use
The reason is, '~' is an extension to the bourne shell syntax, first
defined in csh or tcsh, AFAIK. ash is a pure bourne shell with next to
no extensions. Using '~' in a shell script is non-portable.
Non-protable to such "OSes" that don't have a more modern shell then
Bourne/Ash I guess. Are there any "OSes" that don't support shells like
csh, tcsh, ksh, bash?
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