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Re: Improvement to hash

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Improvement to hash
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 09:50:13 -0500
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Roman Rakus wrote:
> I would like to ask, if is possible make a small improvement.
> Look at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=430179
> Maybe it will be good to change hash automatically, if bash fails to
> execute file. Something like:
> 1) execute file -> write in hash
> 2) remove file
> 3a) execute file -> find in hash -> not found -> remove from hash -> try
> to execute once again
> 3b) execute file -> find in hash -> not found -> remove from hash ->
> display error message like now, but if you execute once again, it will
> run (if is anywhere in PATH).

This is what the `checkhash' shell option addresses.  Is there something
you'd like to see added to that?  (Keep in mind that you cannot add to
the hash only after a successful execution because those things are done
in different processes.)

``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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