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Re: test or [ does not handle parentheses as stated in manpage

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: test or [ does not handle parentheses as stated in manpage
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2022 10:02:24 -0400
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On 9/6/22 9:57 AM, Julian Gilbey wrote:
On Tue, Sep 06, 2022 at 02:56:12PM +0100, Julian Gilbey wrote:
Ah, thanks!  May I suggest that adding this information as a note in
the manpage would be very helpful?

The man page says, in the `test' description:

"Each operator and operand must be a separate argument."

Yes, but "(" and ")" are not usually considered to be operators or

And I did have them separated, but didn't quote them when I did, so
making a comment about that in the manpage would still be helpful.


"Each  of  the metacharacters listed above under DEFINITIONS has special
 meaning to the shell and must be quoted if it is to represent itself."

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