[plug] Bash syntax error bad substitution

Arie Hol arie99 at ozemail.com.au
Wed Dec 5 19:57:00 WST 2007

On 5 Dec 2007 at 19:26, David Dartnall wrote:

> It appears that one of the last Gutsy upgrades changed /bin/sh' from
> pointing to bash to pointing to dash, thereby messing up a bash script
> that I've been working on which worked perfectly on Sunday and which 
> produced the above error message. A change from #!/bin/sh to 
> at the start of the script fixed the problem but I've spent half the 
> trying to work out what the hell went wrong! What's dash anyway? What
> would possess them to change the 'standard' shell interpreter? Any
> comments?
"dash" is a POSIX compliant shell that is much smaller than "bash"

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Regards Arie
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