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Re: RH9 breaks bash ?



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Imad
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Malcolm Tredinnick" <malcolm@commsecure.com.au>
To: <rpm-list@redhat.com>
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 8:08 PM
Subject: Re: RH9 breaks bash ?


> On Tue, 2003-12-30 at 12:36, Tim Mooney wrote:
> [...]
> > I meant to mention this earlier -- Have you tested this *without* the
> > extra leading 0?  I've always seen the escape sequences documented as
> > 
> > \NNN octal character NNN
> > 
> > but you have 4 digits, which might mean that the sequence is not being
> > interpreted as you expect.
> 
> (Not sure why we are having a shell discussion on rpm-list, but
> anyway...) This was another thing that changed between a minor version
> upgrade in bash at one point (the interpretation of octal codes changed
> to match POSIX). A leading zero after a backslash in echo strings caused
> the next three digits to be read in the later version (which may have
> been the RH 9 one -- my memory is hazy), rather than just reading three
> digits in total. An absolutely criminal change for such a minor version
> increase, since it broke any number of scripts that were previously
> using well-documented features.
> 
> Such is life. :-(
> 
> malcolm
> 
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