Wednesday, November 13, 2013

migrated a Korn shell script using "Extended Pattern Matching" to bash

I had to "shopt -s extglob" for that.

I inserted the shopt line rather close to the case statement, where the Extended Pattern Matching gets employed. That was inside a loop. That had no effect, but it didn't say so. I rather threw some weird error messages. I reduced the code around the causing line to its minimum, occasionally moved the shopt to outside the loop, and it worked. If it had only been that straigt …

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