Problem with Bash-4 and $(command) syntax

Torfinn Ingolfsen tingox at
Fri Mar 13 15:21:56 PDT 2009


On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 4:58 PM, David O'Brien <obrien at> wrote:
> I have to weigh all the screams of 'I want the newest Bash 4.0 *NOW*'
> with testing.  I didn't see the issue of $() as my .bashrc and scripts
> are too old and just use ``.

It looks like logcheck-1.2.54 (security/logcheck) also is incompatibe
with bash 4.0. Documentation to come.

Since version 4.0 of bash is noticeably different from previous
version of bash in how it treats scripts, perhaps it would have been
better to give bash 4.0 its own port?
Torfinn Ingolfsen

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