The worst error message in history belongs to... BIND9!

Martin McCormick martin at
Tue Jul 3 13:44:15 UTC 2007

Paul Chvostek writes:
> This is actually just the difference between sh and bash.  You'll see
> the latter error if you type `a = 5` in bash in any OS.  It just so
> happens that most Linux distributions don't have a real sh:

	I kind of thought that was the real issue. While
something like this is maybe slightly annoying at times, the
differences in, say, arithmetic handling and loops can sometimes
mean rewriting parts of shell scripts depending on whether it is
going to run in BSD or Linux.


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