Bug 243500 - bash misinterprets [A-Z]
Summary: bash misinterprets [A-Z]
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bash   
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Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2007-06-09 07:51 UTC by Marek Greško
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-06-10 10:40:55 UTC
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Description Marek Greško 2007-06-09 07:51:21 UTC
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. mkdir test; cd test
2. touch A a M m S s Z z
3. echo [A-Z]
Actual results:
A a M m S s Z

Expected results:
A a M m S s Z z for national locale.
A M S Z for locale C.

Additional info:
Problem applies to any other character range and also for lowercase. But for
lowercase in oposit:
echo [a-z] results in a M m S s Z z (the first character is missing).

Comment 1 Hans de Goede 2007-06-10 10:40:55 UTC
This is not a bug, if you want A-Z and a-z with a nationale local you should use
A-z. with a nationale (not C) LC_COLLATE, A-C for example correctly expands to:

this is to be expected, of you also want to have the lowercase of the end of the
range included, end with the lowercase: [A-c] or [A-z]

Closing as not a bug, if you disagree please explain why and reopen.

Comment 2 Marek Greško 2007-06-11 09:39:43 UTC
Aha. There is another problem. When I used to unset the LANG variable (and any
of LC_* where not set) the default locale was C. Now, the default locale is
something another. When I explicitly set LC_COLLATE (or LANG) to C. The behavior
is as expected.

Comment 3 Hans de Goede 2007-06-11 09:42:12 UTC
Are you sure you have properly unset LANG and if you define that LC_ALL,
unsetting LANG gives the C collate behaviour for me.

Comment 4 Marek Greško 2007-06-11 11:54:15 UTC
# echo $LANG
# unset LANG
# export LANG
# echo $LANG

# set | grep LC_
# echo [A-Z]
A a M m S s Z

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