Bash expansion question

Chris at
Wed Feb 18 13:50:06 MST 2009

On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 1:15 PM, Barry Roberts <blr at> wrote:
> [blr at dalmuti ~]$ echo $(echo "1,2")
> 1,2
> Looks like a personal problem ;-)

This fails to surprise me.

> But seriously,  what distro are you on?

ubuntu 8.10 / intrepid.

The ubuntu bash package version here reports itself as "3.2-4ubuntu1",
but I'm not sure how that compares to the version naming schemes of
other distros.


 bash$ bash --version
 GNU bash, version 3.2.39(1)-release (i486-pc-linux-gnu)
 Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.


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