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Old 02-16-2003, 08:41 AM   #1
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bash's source code

I wanna know if it is possible to see the source code of bash. i did not find it /usr/src/linux/ directory. i could find the actual kernel but i couldn't find the shell source code. Actually i want to know how shell preprocesses the command like ls x* before actually "exec"ing the actual program. plz help me out
Old 02-16-2003, 08:54 AM   #2
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As bash is GPL every distro that uses bash (and who doesn't?) has to provide the source code. How and where depends on your distro. But you could always look at - there should be a link where you can download the source code.
Old 02-16-2003, 06:06 PM   #3
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