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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: ant wrapper script testing
Date Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:57:29 GMT
On 2016-10-11, Jeff Adamson wrote:

> I have been doing some work on trying to correct errors in the ant shell
> script with how special characters and whitespace and handled in arguments.

Many thanks for that.

> The only solution I have found to date that avoids all behavior quirks such
> as echo, sed, awk, and whitespace handling is a bashism/ksh/zsh-ism. So
> that does not work for ubuntu's /bin/sh. I have not figured out a universal
> correct script for dash (ubuntu) yet.
> It may be worth detecting those shells to leverage that when we can.

understood. If we are able to get it to work without relying on sed
which seems to be way more platform specific than I had thought, then
I'd prefer such a solution.

> I have run the script with bash, ksh, zsh, and dash under Ubuntu and Mac.
> Csh and tcsh do not seem to work (do we expect them to?)

No, we don't expect the csh family of shells to be able to run /bin/sh


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