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    Hi!

    What is the purpose of the /bin/[ executable? (found on my 4.2 and 4.1
    installations).

    Thanks for your reply,
    A+
    -AJ

  2. Re: strange file in /bin

    Antoine Junod wrote:

    > What is the purpose of the /bin/[ executable? (found on my 4.2 and 4.1
    > installations).


    What about 'man ['?

    Helmut

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  3. Re: strange file in /bin

    "Helmut Schneider" writes:

    > Antoine Junod wrote:
    >
    >> What is the purpose of the /bin/[ executable? (found on my 4.2 and 4.1
    >> installations).

    >
    > What about 'man ['?


    Hum. Shame on me.

    Thanks,
    -AJ

  4. Re: strange file in /bin

    Antoine Junod writes:

    > "Helmut Schneider" writes:
    >
    >> Antoine Junod wrote:
    >>
    >>> What is the purpose of the /bin/[ executable? (found on my 4.2 and 4.1
    >>> installations).

    >>
    >> What about 'man ['?


    The three last lines of

    # strings /bin/\[

    gives also an interesting information:

    $OpenBSD: test.c,v 1.9 2006/04/25 04:39:04 deraadt Exp $
    0000000000000000
    OpenBSD

    A+
    -AJ

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