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sr #110500: Parentheses around command substitution

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Sun 30 May 2021 04:47:08 AM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Done
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Email:  -email is unavailable- Open/Closed:  Open
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Mon 07 Jun 2021 09:19:43 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Thanks for the report. This was fixed a couple of months ago in the devel branch.

Chet Ramey <chet>
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Sun 30 May 2021 05:07:48 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Additionally, the following produces no error message with "bash" but produces the error message with "bash -i":

[[ "$(\
echo str)" ]]

the following produces no error message with both "bash" and "bash -i":

[[ "$(
echo str)" ]]

Sun 30 May 2021 04:47:08 AM UTC, original submission:  

For the following script "":

[[ "$(echo str1 \
str2)" ]]

The error message "line 1: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `)'" is produced when executed with "bash -i"

Works fine with Bash 4.4, "bash -i" produces the error message on Bash 5.1, from 5.1.0 through 5.1.8, but "bash" does not produce the error message.

Each of the following does not produce the error message:

[[ $(echo str1 \
str2) ]]

test "$(echo str1 \



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file #51498: added by None (28B - application/octet-stream - run "bash -i" with Bash 5.1.8 or earlier Bash 5.1 versions)


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    2021-06-07 chet StatusNone Done
    2021-05-30 None Attached File- Added, #51498

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