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From: Robert Persson <ireneshusband@××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] /usr/bin/test doesn't seem to do anything
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 23:41:46
Message-Id: 200601261535.03942.ireneshusband@yahoo.co.uk
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?

Thanks
Robert
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Replies

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Re: [gentoo-user] /usr/bin/test doesn't seem to do anything Zac Medico <zmedico@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] /usr/bin/test doesn't seem to do anything Eric Bliss <eric@×××××××××××.net>
Re: [gentoo-user] /usr/bin/test doesn't seem to do anything Richard Fish <bigfish@××××××××××.org>