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Re: Conditional Bug?

Bart Schaefer <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Oct 29,  4:37pm, Joel J. Adamson wrote:
> }
> } Okay, I've done some more experimenting (including setting the
> } variables to arrays and other things) and discovered that a big
> } problem is that when the filenames get through to the tar command,
> } they are quoted, and thus the tilde does not expand.
> You're being misled.  The trace will show them quoted so that cut-and-
> paste will work, even if they weren't quoted originally.

I see...

> What you need is not to remove quoting, but to enable file
>     ${~arrayname}

The problem was that I was treating the filenames the same in the
initial assignment (from the command line) and in the function's
internal assignment.  What I needed to do was realize that the first
time it's an array, and the second time it's an expansion of an array:

within the function:

Before invoking the function:    

Thanks for all your help!    

Joel J. Adamson
Pediatric Psychopharmacology Research Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA  02114
(617) 643-1432
(303) 880-3109

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