Talk:Test (Unix)

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I'm not sure if the {{howto}} maintenance template applies here.. There's something wrong with this article.. but I don't know what it is. -- OlEnglish (Talk) 06:21, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

I know this isn't wikipedia style but holy god this article is useful! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:33, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

One more vote that this is a very useful page.

—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:04, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Isn't this just copied from man test? (talk) 17:35, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

POSIX compliant options?[edit]

This article refers to the bash internal implementation of test, from what I can see. It's nice to include non-standard options but it would be even better to point out which ones are POSIXLY_CORRECT (and therefore work across many versions and operating systems) and which ones are specific to particular implementations.

For starters, there's no test for seguid in POSIX as far as I know. I don't think it's available on HPUX unless you load a GNU shell or similar. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:11, 11 January 2010 (UTC)


Not sure I agree with the poster who said: at 07:16, 27 June 2008 (this article requires an total rewrite) (AzaToth). However, I have made some edits for style and consistency. I'll remove the cleanup tag on the main page. I welcome any other feedback. I'd really like to replace the dashes with something else, but I'm not sure what would be better.

Maybe replace this:

 -z String1 - the length of the String1 variable is 0 (zero).

with this

 -z String1 = the length of the String1 variable is 0 (zero).

Unixguy (talk) 16:44, 13 September 2014 (UTC)