On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 12:53:31PM +0200, Harald van Dijk wrote: > > I don't think this allows dash's behaviour of taking the backslash as a > literal, since that still allows a match to succeed. bash lets such a > pattern never match. In other shells, there is no way to get into this > situation, but GNU find behaves the same as bash.
Nope, bash treats it as if the backslash is not there. $ pwd /home/dash $ touch asdf\\ $ touch asdf $ bash -c 'v="../da*sh/asdf\\"; printf "%s\n" $v' ../dash/asdf $ > Test case: > > v=\\; case \\ in $v) echo bug;; esac > > bash prints nothing, dash 0.5.9.1 prints bug. Other shells don't count since > they interpret $v differently. Indeed bash seems to do something different for case matches. Since bash itself is inconsistent, and POSIX unclear, I have opted to be consistent with existing dash behaviour. Cheers, -- Email: Herbert Xu <herb...@gondor.apana.org.au> Home Page: http://gondor.apana.org.au/~herbert/ PGP Key: http://gondor.apana.org.au/~herbert/pubkey.txt -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe dash" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html