In the Bourne shell, very little string manipulation was possible without resorting to external commands. Strings could be concatenated by juxtaposition, they could be split by changing the value of IFS, and they could be searched with case, but anything else required an external command.
KeywordsOrdinal Number Parameter Expansion Path Variable Longe String Original String
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.
© Chris F. A. Johnson and Jayant Varma 2015