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Re: printf '%s\n' "$@" versus <<< redirection

From: Mike Jonkmans
Subject: Re: printf '%s\n' "$@" versus <<< redirection
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2023 00:44:02 +0100

On Mon, Feb 20, 2023 at 10:40:13AM -0500, Chet Ramey wrote:
> On 2/18/23 12:45 PM, Mike Jonkmans wrote:
> > > "If IFS is unset, or its value is exactly <space><tab><newline>, the 
> > > default, then sequences of <space>, <tab>, and <newline> at the beginning 
> > > and end of the results of the previous expansions are ignored, and any 
> > > sequence of IFS characters not at the beginning or end serves to delimit 
> > > words."
> > 
> > If IFS is unset then it is slightly ambiguous as to what the IFS characters 
> > are,
> > in the last part of this sentence.
> If IFS is unset, word splitting and other uses behave as if it had the
> default value of space, tab, newline.

But, if i have not overlooked this, it is not stated in the documentation.

Perhaps your text could be added to the description of IFS
in the 'Shell Variables' section.

Regards, Mike Jonkmans

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