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Re: Infinite loop on clearing PWD

From: Jan Engelhardt
Subject: Re: Infinite loop on clearing PWD
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 10:06:57 +0200 (CEST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.01 (LSU 1266 2009-07-14)

On Saturday 2009-10-10 23:24, Mike Frysinger wrote:
>On Saturday 10 October 2009 17:14:30 address@hidden wrote:
>> Bash Version: 3.2
>> Patch Level: 39
>> Release Status: release
>> Description:
>>      bash enters into an infinite loop when the environment variable PWD
>>      is unset. Probably not a smart thing to do, but since this variable
>>      is so important, it should probably be ensured that it does not get
>>      an empty value. (It does handle non-absolute paths in some random
>>      fashion, too.)
>> Repeat-By:
>>      $ unset PWD
>works fine for me with bash-3.2_p39, 3.2_p48, and 4.0_p33.  what are you using 
>for your shell prompts and/or your prompt commands ?  in other words, post the 
>output of `set` before you run `unset PWD`.

This has been resolved. It seems to be one of my functions in PS1;
resetting it to something simple like PS1="\w" and then unsetting PWD
does complete.

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