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Re: /bin/echo -- $var

From: Harald Dunkel
Subject: Re: /bin/echo -- $var
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 09:36:18 +0200
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On 8/14/19 3:10 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
On 8/14/19 7:01 AM, Harald Dunkel wrote:

Shouldn't it be just


No, because 'echo' is one of the few exceptions to the rule, in that
POSIX specifically mandates that it NOT recognize -- as an
end-of-options marker.

But then the "-n" shouldn't be printed either, should it? "-n"
is a valid command line option for coreutil's /bin/echo (and
the bash builtin, too).

This doesn't seem reasonable. Posix says also "Implementations
shall not support any options", i.e. coreutil's echo is violating
Posix, anyway.


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