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Re: [ -f glob ]

On Wed, 9 Jan 2008, Peter Stephenson wrote:

This is broken: -f expectes exactly one argument and you're giving it an expression that expands to multiple arguments.

but, why would it work on bsd and not work on solaris?

The [ ... ] form of tests isn't recommended anyway, because the arguments aren't parsed properly so this sort of error will be hidden. But it's not at all clear what you're trying to do. I think you're looking to see if at least one of the files in the expansion exists, in which case try expanding the expression and using a null glob:

if (( ${#files} )); then
 # stuff

very slightly modified, and working great...

 local tz_file
 (( ${#tz_file} )) || export TZ=Etc/UTC



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