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Date:      Sat, 21 Mar 2009 12:29:45 -0400
From:      Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local@be-well.ilk.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: bash suddenly doesn't like $() syntax
Message-ID:  <44tz5m7sau.fsf@lowell-desk.lan>
In-Reply-To: <20090321142122.GA99623@torus.slightlystrange.org> (Daniel Bye's message of "Sat\, 21 Mar 2009 14\:21\:22 +0000")
References:  <20090321124859.GA27682@anton.digitaltorque.ca> <20090321142122.GA99623@torus.slightlystrange.org>

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"Daniel Bye" <danielby@slightlystrange.org> writes:

> On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 08:49:01AM -0400, Michael P. Soulier wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 
>> 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
>> 
>> -bash: command substitution: line 39: syntax error near unexpected token `)'
>> -bash: command substitution: line 39: `    }")'
>> 
>> It would see that bash no longer likes the $() command substitution syntax.
>> 
>> Does that mean that it's defaulting to some sort of posix compatibility mode
>> now? 
>
> 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.

Which happened a week ago.

-- 
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area
		http://be-well.ilk.org/~lowell/



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