[GRASS-dev] Re: [GRASS-SVN] r30420 -
glynn at gclements.plus.com
Wed Mar 12 00:14:25 EDT 2008
Ivan Shmakov wrote:
> >> On Ubuntu Gutsy it's like Ivan says - echo "!" is ok in scripts,
> >> fails on command line.
> >> I'm about to switch to Debian. I'll check this if not forget to.
> > It could very well be user error & bad memory on my behalf.
> It's probably so. It seems that `!' cannot be granted its
> special meaning within the non-interactive Bash (even with
> explicit `set -H'.)
> > But regardless it can only be a good thing to '' quote !s.
> I guess there're enough scripts with unquoted `!' outside of
"if [ ! ... ] ..." is very common, and I've never seen the ! quoted.
Note that autoconf-generated configure scripts use "if test ! ..."
quite extensively, so if your shell had a problem with that, you
wouldn't get very far.
Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>
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