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Re: nested "." commands brings Segmentation Fault (core dumped)


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: nested "." commands brings Segmentation Fault (core dumped)
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 10:11:51 -0500

> Machine Type: sparc-sun-solaris2.5
> 
> Bash Version: 2.0
> Patch Level: 0
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
> 
> * This problem can be reproduced on a variety of bash version, on
> * different systems.
> 
> nested "." commands brings Segmentation Fault (core dumped).
> Probably due to infinite recursion that (in my sense) should be trapped 
> otherwise.

If you're going to insist on shooting yourself in the foot, bash will
happily supply the ammunition, and, in some cases, even load the gun
for you.

-- 
``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

Chet Ramey, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/



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