Interpretation of "echo $-"


 
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Old 12-12-2007
Interpretation of "echo $-"

I am running Solaris 10. Can someone help me interpret the output from "echo $-"?

Interactively, the output is:

ism

From within a cron job, the output is:

xh

Why are they different? Can someone point me to the appropriate documentation?

Thanks,

J
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Old 12-12-2007
Assuming your shell is ksh, echo $- outputs the current set of flags. See ksh man page for set command. The output will vary depending on whether you are in an interactive shell session or not.
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