Bug 5935 - Possible shell bug
Possible shell bug
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bash (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-10-14 01:23 EDT by Clay Jackson
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-15 16:08:40 EDT
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Description Clay Jackson 1999-10-14 01:23:22 EDT
After successful (no errors reported) upgrade from RH 6.0
to RH 6.1 -

The following code:
    ECHO="/bin/echo"
    export ECHO
    IFS=`$ECHO " \t\n\c"`
    IFS_OLD="$IFS"
    IFS_TMP="$IFS"
    IFS_NEW=`$ECHO "\t\c"`
returns:
    foo: /bi: No such file or directory

Please tell me what gives!
(This code fragment is from MicroLite's BackupEdge product).
Comment 1 Alan Cox 1999-10-15 16:08:59 EDT
Shell utils 2.0 follows the standard more closely and does not do the
quoting of \ that this script seems to expect. This is correct
standards behaviour now.

The script should probably be using /usr/bin/printf

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