string split, bash and IFS

Polytropon freebsd at
Fri Sep 5 17:01:10 UTC 2008

Please allow me a sidenote:

On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 09:38:29 -0700 (PDT), Jim Hertzler <jimhertzler at> wrote:
> #!/bin/bash
Isn't compatible to FreeBSD, I think, because BASH is an additional
package and the bash binary will be installed into /usr/local/bin/bash;
unless you're not using any features that are exclusively in bash
(and not in sh), declare /bin/sh as shell (standard scripting shell
in UNIX). So if you use BASH on FreeBSD, BASH scripts would need
to have the header


on order to operate correctly - unless, of course, you modify your
system to have BASH as /bin/bash (copying, symlinking)...

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