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Date:      Sat, 21 Mar 2009 14:21:22 +0000
From:      "Daniel Bye" <danielby@slightlystrange.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: bash suddenly doesn't like $() syntax
Message-ID:  <20090321142122.GA99623@torus.slightlystrange.org>
In-Reply-To: <20090321124859.GA27682@anton.digitaltorque.ca>
References:  <20090321124859.GA27682@anton.digitaltorque.ca>

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On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 08:49:01AM -0400, Michael P. Soulier wrote:
> Hello,
>=20
> I'm running the shells/bash port on 6.3, and I recently ran a portupgrade=
. All
> of a sudden when I login, my standard .profile and .bashrc are causing a =
bunch
> of error messages, like so
>=20
> -bash: command substitution: line 39: syntax error near unexpected token =
`)'
> -bash: command substitution: line 39: `    }")'
>=20
> It would see that bash no longer likes the $() command substitution synta=
x.
>=20
> Does that mean that it's defaulting to some sort of posix compatibility m=
ode
> now?=20

It's a bug in bash 4. It was discussed here a few days ago. I would
deinstall v.4 and install shells/bash3 until the bug's fixed.

Dan

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