[NCLUG] bash question

Warren Turkal wt at penguintechs.org
Sun May 13 20:21:47 MDT 2007

On Sunday 13 May 2007 17:48, Bob Proulx wrote:
> So we now see that it is documented behavior.  But why does POSIX
> require it?  It turns out that POSIX was implemented upon the original
> ksh behavior and therefore does so because ksh introduced this syntax.
> POSIX is documenting the behavior of the existing implementation.  In
> the original implementation of the syntax ksh removed trailing
> newlines from the string.  All else followed that original
> implementation.

This was a very eye-opening reply. Thanks for the info.

Warren Turkal (w00t)

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