Niall O Broin said:
> On 6 May 2005, at 14:00, Hamilton, David (TSG C&I) wrote:
>>> I am writing a shell script using sh-posix on HP-UX and I need to check
>> if a file is over a week old as one of the conditions of an if
>> I'd rather not use perl if I can avoid it.
>> Any suggestions?
>> Apparently I left out the closing ` which should have come after the 7.
>> Also, some people (They Know Who They Are) will whinge about my use of
> X there, and say it shows my age. Well, using X works on old shells AND
> new. Not using X works on current bash, but fails on Solaris 8's sh.
To clarify - it will fail if the find returns nothing, or if $FILE_NAME is
undefined, with the old "test: argument expected" error. I find wrapping
it in double quotes fixes this problem nicely, and maintains readability,
at least on Solaris 7/8/9.
Of course, if $FILE_NAME is undefined, find will throw an error.
I'm not whinging, mind.
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