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Re: CDPATH reports to stdout and even non-interactively

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: CDPATH reports to stdout and even non-interactively
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 23:59:54 -0400
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Geoff Kuenning wrote:

Actually, the Posix standard is ambiguous.  Although it (foolishly)
requires reporting to stdout rather than stderr, it does not mention
whether this behavior is required for both interactive and
non-interactive shells.

It's not, really.  Unless otherwise specified (and the standard is pretty
good about saying "interactive shell" when it means an interactive shell),
the specified behavior applies to all shell invocations.  You might not
agree with it, but it's not ambiguous.


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer

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

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