Elia Pinto wrote:

> The shell word splitting done in base is a bashism, iow not portable.

No, ${varname##glob} is in POSIX and we already use it here and there.
See Documentation/CodingGuidelines:

   - We use ${parameter#word} and its [#%] siblings, and their
     doubled "longest matching" form.

Thanks for looking the patch over.
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