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Hi all. By accident I found a file on my kubuntu laptop in /usr/bin with the name [ Info: /usr/bin$ file '[' [: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version ...
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    Weird file in /usr/bin ?!?


    Hi all.
    By accident I found a file on my kubuntu laptop in /usr/bin with the name [
    Info:
    /usr/bin$ file '['
    [: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.15, stripped

    When I logon to my WD network drive there are two but these are softlinks:

    [ -> ../../bin/busybox
    [[ -> ../../bin/busybox

    Maybe it is all on Google, but searching on [ is a bit problematic.
    Thanks ! Dan

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    Hmm. Found it,
    should have --h'd it. It is an alternate (or link to) the test command. Seems to have it's origin in the beginning of bash.

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