Bug 1729632 - "If the pattern matches If the pattern matches" in bash manual
Summary: "If the pattern matches If the pattern matches" in bash manual
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bash
Version: 30
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Siteshwar Vashisht
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-07-13 01:38 UTC by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2020-05-26 17:56 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2020-05-26 17:56:37 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Jens Petersen 2019-07-13 01:38:03 UTC
Description of problem:
I think this repeated text has existed for a long time in the bash manual.

See bashref.texi:2237 which documents ${...%...} and ${...%%...}:

@item $@{@var{parameter}%@var{word}@}
@itemx $@{@var{parameter}%%@var{word}@}
The @var{word}
is expanded to produce a pattern and matched according to the rules
described below (@pxref{Pattern Matching}).  If the pattern matches   <<<-this!!
If the pattern matches a trailing portion of the expanded value of

It is confusing so it would be best to remove the repeated
"If the pattern matches".

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Search for %% in `info bash` etc

Actual results:
Repeated string

Expected results:
No repetition

Comment 1 Kamil Dudka 2019-08-09 13:05:35 UTC
I can confirm that the bug exists in bash-5.0.7-1.fc30.  It was fixed upstream with this change:


Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2020-04-30 20:40:47 UTC
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Comment 3 Ben Cotton 2020-05-26 17:56:37 UTC
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