On 5/22/24 6:56 PM, Dan Jacobson wrote:
It seems these should both make one line "+ a=b c=b" output,

for s in sh bash
do $s -xc 'a=b c=$a'

I mean they give the same results, but bash splits it into
two lines, so the user reading the bash -x output cannot tell
if one (correct) or two (incorrect) lines were used.

There's nothing incorrect about it. The bash output clearly tells you the
order of operations, which is the whole purpose of -x.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    c...@case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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