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authorJeff King <>2008-03-12 21:29:57 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-03-13 04:10:00 (GMT)
commit40a7ce64e146c79a966a8494d3a7e85826d7f4e9 (patch)
tree3349632b86ba74d796700a57a8bae16386ebbfc2 /t/
parenta6828f536119c3288b0be772e3870f1a464d017d (diff)
tr portability fixes
Specifying character ranges in tr differs between System V and POSIX. In System V, brackets are required (e.g., '[A-Z]'), whereas in POSIX they are not. We can mostly get around this by just using the bracket form for both sets, as in: tr '[A-Z] '[a-z]' in which case POSIX interpets this as "'[' becomes '['", which is OK. However, this doesn't work with multiple sequences, like: # rot13 tr '[A-Z][a-z]' '[N-Z][A-M][n-z][a-m]' where the POSIX version does not behave the same as the System V version. In this case, we must simply enumerate the sequence. This patch fixes problematic uses of tr in git scripts and test scripts in one of three ways: - if a single sequence, make sure it uses brackets - if multiple sequences, enumerate - if extra brackets (e.g., tr '[A]' 'a'), eliminate brackets Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 't/')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index 6de4acb..bf996fc 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -8,7 +8,10 @@ test_expect_success setup '
cat ../../COPYING >test &&
git add test &&
- tr 'a-zA-Z' 'n-za-mN-ZA-M' <../../COPYING >test
+ tr \
+ "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ" \
+ "nopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLM" \
+ <../../COPYING >test