LFS 5.0, coreutils install : "/bin/[" ?
Kevin P. Fleming
kpfleming at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Feb 21 06:31:35 PST 2004
eklirmr at wanadoo.fr wrote:
> Ah, that explains something that's been worrying me ever since I
> started looking at some of the shell scripts (eg startx). But what
> happens to the "]"? Now that it's not paired with the "[", shouldn't
> that generate an error?
If your shell doesn't implement [ as a builtin (which bash does), then
the ] just becomes a parameter to the [ binary, since the shell won't
treat it specially at all. Only shells that have [ as a builtin will
care about the matching ].
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