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Re: /usr/bin/test message forgets newline

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: /usr/bin/test message forgets newline
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 18:17:55 +0200

address@hidden wrote:
> /usr/bin/test neglects adding the trailing newline for this message at
> least:
> # /usr/bin/test -d 1 2 3 2>&1|od -c
> 0000000   /   u   s   r   /   b   i   n   /   t   e   s   t   :       e
> 0000020   x   t   r   a       a   r   g   u   m   e   n   t       `   2
> 0000040   '
> 0000041

FYI, that's been fixed upstream for a while.

> P.S.,
> $ /usr/bin/test --help
> $ /usr/bin/test --version
> do nothing, in contrast to the man page. (But not the Info page.)

Thanks, but the upstream manual (as well as the one
I see on Debian unstable) says this:
[note that only "[" accepts an OPTION. ]

       test - check file types and compare values

       test EXPRESSION

       [ EXPRESSION ]
       [ ]
       [ OPTION

       Exit with the status determined by EXPRESSION.

       --help display this help and exit

              output version information and exit

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