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Re: ${#var} reports wrong size on invalid utf8 multibyte characters


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: ${#var} reports wrong size on invalid utf8 multibyte characters
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 18:01:32 -0500
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address@hidden wrote:
> Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
> Machine: i386
> OS: linux-gnu
> Compiler: gcc
> Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='i386' 
> -DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='i386-pc-linux-gnu' 
> -DCONF_VENDOR='pc' -DLOCALEDIR='/usr/share/locale' -DPACKAGE='bash' -DSHELL 
> -DHAVE_CONFIG_H  -I.  -I../bash -I../bash/include -I../bash/lib   -g -O2
> uname output: Linux tazzelwurm 2.6.11hcz1 #2 Fri Mar 11 20:01:21 CET 2005 
> i686 GNU/Linux
> Machine Type: i386-pc-linux-gnu
> 
> Bash Version: 3.0
> Patch Level: 16
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description: If a string contains an invalid utf8 sequence, its size
>         is reported by ${#var} as the number of characters from start
>         up to the character preceding it.

Thanks for the report; this will be fixed in the next version.

Chet
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