In the last episode (Jan 11), Jeffrey Goldberg said:
> The -ne operator for [ in /bin/sh doesn't seem to work as in bash.   
> Also the bash behavior here is what matches /bin/[ most closely.
> 
> $ /bin/sh
> $ if [ $UID -ne 0 ] ; then
>  > echo not root
>  > fi
> [: -ne: unexpected operator
> $ exit
> $ echo $SHELL
> /usr/local/bin/bash
> [jeff...@dobby ~/src/mount-rsnap]$ if [ $UID -ne 0 ] ; then
>  > echo not root
>  > fi
> not root
> 
> Does anyone have a recommendation of how to run this simple test in / 
> bin/sh and how to write tests reasonably portably?

UID=$(id -u)
if [ $UID -ne 0 ] ; then
 echo not root
fi

UID is not a variable set by /bin/sh, which is why the test fails.

http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/utilities/V3_chap02.html#tag_18_05_03

-- 
        Dan Nelson
        dnel...@allantgroup.com
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