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Linux bash vs. Cygwin bash and $1
- From: "Bryant Kwon" <bkwon at tapestrysolutions dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2002 13:43:39 -0700
- Subject: Linux bash vs. Cygwin bash and $1
I'm having some difficulty with some bash scripts that work fine on my
Linux machine, but do not work as expected on my XP machine running
Cygwin. First off, I was searching the FAQ's and google.com for
differences between Linux bash and Cygwin bash and did not find
information I was looking for. Does anyone know of such a reference
Here is an example; I have the following script named "vcmp":
echo "***** Listing ONLY differences..."
if [ $# -gt 1 ]; then
cvs -n -q update $@
cvs -n -q update
echo "***** CVS Compare Complete..."
I execute the command "vcmp resync_all"
In Linux bash, I get the following values:
$# : 1
$0 : ./vcmp
$1 : resync_all
$2 : (null)
In Cygwin, I get the following values:
$# : 2
$0 : /usr/cvs/cvs_scripts/vcmp
$1 : !* <-- where did this come from?
$2 : resync_all
I am perplexed as to why I'm getting "!*" for $1 ?
There also seems to be a difference on what Linux considers to be the
first argument versus what Cygwin considers as the first argument.
Perhaps I am doing something incorrectly that I am not aware of...
Thanks in advance for any information!
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