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Re: Bash is unable to process ASCII NUL characters


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: Bash is unable to process ASCII NUL characters
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 12:30:45 -0400
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"Ulrich Windl" <address@hidden> wrote:
> Description:
>       Bash is unable to process ASCII NUL characters: I cannot pass binary
>       strings via a script to an application, because Bash (or readline)
>       strips away the NUL characters

Are you trying to include NUL characters in command-line arguments?
The kernel prevents that; there's nothing bach can do.  (It could be
done for builtins, but that might be too surprising.)


paul




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