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Interesting, my bash scripts broke when I went to bash 4 ..
According to the manual, there's (still) nothing wrong with it:
I've seen this on several machines now (all 7.1-STABLE). Wonder if this is a port(ing) issue, or might bash be broken on other OS platforms? As my bash scripts are usually valid sh syntax, changing the bangpath to /bin/sh is no big deal, of course, but still ..
date=$(/bin/date) bash: command substitution: line 17: syntax error near unexpected token `)' bash: command substitution: line 17: `/bin/date)'
Command Substitution Command substitution allows the output of a command to replace the com- mand name. There are two forms: [B]$(command)[/B] or `command`