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Re: $RANDOM and here-string and here-doc

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: $RANDOM and here-string and here-doc
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 21:47:48 -0400
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On 3/20/12 12:37 PM, Jurij Mihelič wrote:
> Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
> Machine: i686
> OS: linux-gnu
> Compiler: gcc
> Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='i686' 
> -DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='i686-pc-linux-gnu' -DC$
> uname output: Linux lalgec 3.0.0-16-generic-pae #29-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 14 
> 13:56:31 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
> Machine Type: i686-pc-linux-gnu
> Bash Version: 4.2
> Patch Level: 10
> Release Status: release
> Description:
> Hi. I think there is a bug when using $RANDOM in combination with here 
> document or here string. When using here-doc/str one random number is 
> consumed for generating filename for temporary file used in the redirection. 
> Probably the bug also shows up always when temporay files are created with 
> sh_mktmpfd().

Thanks for the report.  This will be fixed, one way or another, in the
next release of bash.

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

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