kevin lyda wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 13, 2004 at 05:31:45PM +0000, P at draigBrady.com wrote:
>>>kevin lyda wrote:
>>>>>it's better if you do the following:
>>>>>> if [ X"$str" = X"1" ] || [ "$int" -eq "1" ]; then
>>> echo "str or int is 1"
>>> elif [ "$int" -lt "10" ] && [ -e "file" ]; then
>>> echo "int less than 10 and file exists"
>>>>>>that way if $str begins with a - it won't annoy test.
>>>>Apart from that X"$str" trick looking horrible,
>>it's unecessary from my testing. test and the
>>builtin [ seem to be clever enough to parse options
>>only when appropriate.
>> on linux, yes. but not on all versions of test sadly.
Just tested Solaris 8 and FreeBSD 4.8
and they work fine. IMHO there is no
longer a need to propagate this hack.
If it's required then it should be obvious.
Pádraig Brady - http://www.pixelbeat.org
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