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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] /usr/bin/test doesn't seem to do anything
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 00:02:41
Message-Id: 43D961A8.7050309@gmail.com
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] /usr/bin/test doesn't seem to do anything by Robert Persson
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Robert Persson wrote:
> Someone was kind enough to send me a script that calls /usr/bin/test. When the > script didn't work I realised that test was behaving strangely. Basically it > doesn't seem to return anything. > > For instance "test -f /usr/bin/test" doesn't display any output. > > Nor does "test --help". > > Nor "test --version". > > The version I am using is from sys-apps/coreutils-5.2.1-r6 . > > It's very hard to do a google search for anything to do with troubleshooting a > program called "test". Anyone know what is going on here?
Well, you could start with `man test`. However, test is also a bash builtin (try `type test`) so you may want to consult the bash info manual instead (try `info bash`). Zac -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.2 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFD2WGn/ejvha5XGaMRAkjoAJ9LICiZO1ZUDB/RDVR+lVSCz5xu8ACg7bKq Y56PjDpGuymg/Pp9icaqX+Y= =SxG/ -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- gentoo-user@g.o mailing list