Re: what is . command and : command?
From: John Hasler (john_at_dhh.gt.org)
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2005 16:52:12 -0500
> Not quite. It also expands arguments and performs redirections.
Kasper Dupont writes:
> You are mistaken. None of the commands does this. The shell
> does it before even finding out what the command is.
>From the Bash info doc:
Bourne Shell Builtins
The following shell builtin commands are inherited from the Bourne
Shell. These commands are implemented as specified by the POSIX 1003.2
`: (a colon)'
Do nothing beyond expanding ARGUMENTS and performing redirections.
The return status is zero.
-- John Hasler firstname.lastname@example.org Dancing Horse Hill Elmwood, WI USA