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Re: [: too many arguments



Satish Balay released the following into the bitstream on 02/23/04 22:37:

On Mon, 23 Feb 2004, Marcus Schuetz wrote:



Recently I noticed getting the message "[: too many arguments" when I use a terminal under gnome (gnome-terminal or aterm) when using external (not shell) commands (less, etc.). I tried several shells (bash, tcsh, zsh) and I get this with all of them. I had no luck tracking down the origin of this message. Anybody else seeing this? How about a solution?


It appears only with csh/tcsh for me.  The exact error occurs at the
following line in /etc/csh.cshrc: (verifyable with csh -x /etc/csh.cshrc)

[ "`id -gn`" = "`id -un`" -a `id -u` -gt 99 ]

It must be a bug in /usr/bin/test (which is same as /usr/bin/[ ) - as
the message goes away if I downgrade to coreutils-5.0-24 (from FC1).

Satish


Thanks, that did it

:: Marcus




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