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sr #108752: Here strings appends newline

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Thu 19 Feb 2015 09:56:25 PM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Done
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Email:  -email is unavailable- Open/Closed:  Open
Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Sun 22 Feb 2015 10:22:30 PM UTC, comment #1:

This bug should be closed. No bugs have ever been closed, and none of the bugs have been assigned or accepted. So I sent the body to bug-bash instead, and got an ack. I don't know how to close this bug, probably some admin needs to.

Håkon Hallingstad <hakon>
Thu 19 Feb 2015 09:56:25 PM UTC, original submission:

I noticed that here strings <<< word doesn't quite follow the documented behavior: "The result is supplied as a single string to the command on its standard input." Instead, or in addition, a newline is appended to the string. I therefore propose to clarify this in the man page, see below for proposal.

I tried to make -C doc, but even on a clean clone it produces a diff. Therefore, it is best if you guys apply the below patch and do the make (?)

Håkon Hallingstad

diff --git a/doc/bash.1 b/doc/bash.1
index ec41462..5d9bf30 100644
--- a/doc/bash.1
+++ b/doc/bash.1
@@ -3801,8 +3801,8 @@ The \fIword\fP undergoes
brace expansion, tilde expansion, parameter and variable expansion,
command substitution, arithmetic expansion, and quote removal.
Pathname expansion and word splitting are not performed.
-The result is supplied as a single string to the command on its
-standard input.
+The result is supplied as a single string, with a newline appended,
+to the command on its standard input.
.SS "Duplicating File Descriptors"
The redirection operator



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