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Spaces in Commands

1995 Version of ANSI (Equivalent to Current ISO Version) of Standard

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8.1.1 Spaces in commands

Spaces are significant characters. The following rules apply to their use in lines.

  1. There may be a space immediately preceding eol only if the line ends with a comment. (Since ls may immediately precede eol, this rule does not apply to the space which may stand for ls.)
  2. If a command instance contains at least one argument, the commandword or postcond is followed by exactly one space; if the command is not the last of the line, or if a comment follows, the command is followed by one or more spaces.
  3. If a command instance contains no argument and it is not the last command of the line, or if a comment follows, the commandword or postcond is followed by at least two spaces; if it is the last command of the line and no comment follows, the commandword or postcond is immediately followed by eol.
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