Bug 437653 - /bin/echo --foo --bar drops first argument/parameter?!
/bin/echo --foo --bar drops first argument/parameter?!
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: coreutils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ondrej Vasik
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Blocks: F9Target
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Reported: 2008-03-15 16:05 EDT by Robert Scheck
Modified: 2008-03-17 08:04 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-17 08:04:55 EDT
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Description Robert Scheck 2008-03-15 16:05:43 EDT
Description of problem:
# echo --foo --bar
--foo --bar
#

But:

# /bin/echo --foo --bar
--bar
# 

Ouch. Lost we "--foo" in translation?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
coreutils-6.10-11

How reproducible:
Strange echo behaviour.

Actual results:
/bin/echo --foo --bar drops first argument/parameter?!

Expected results:
No argument/parameter dropping any longer - and AFAIK as in the past.
Comment 1 Ondrej Vasik 2008-03-17 05:17:37 EDT
Thanks for report, what you see was requested change to have option separator in
echo (see #431005 for details). It seemed reasonable to have that separator at
first sight. I was wrong... Now I'm sure (in fact before your bug report, I had
discussion on upstream mailing list about that misunderstanding) that this is
wrong idea and it will be fixed in next rawhide build. Sorry for that once more
time.
Comment 2 Ondrej Vasik 2008-03-17 08:04:55 EDT
Built as coreutils-6.10-13.fc9 , closing RAWHIDE

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