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Re: documentation bug (uid resetting in posix mode)

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: documentation bug (uid resetting in posix mode)
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 19:54:44 +0100

Hi Bob, thanks for the tips.  However ...

On 10/30/2012 07:37 PM, Bob Proulx wrote:
> Stefano Lattarini wrote:
>> Anyway, my /bin/sh is bash ...
>>   $ ls -l /bin/sh
>>   lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Jul  8  2010 /bin/sh -> bash
>> I'm on Debian Unstable BTW (sorry for not specifying that earlier).
> Let me say this aside on the issue since there is opportunity for some
> confusion.  On Debian the default for new installations is that
> /bin/sh is a symlink to dash.  But existing systems that are upgraded
> will not get this change automatically and will remain as a symlink to
> bash.  It must be specifically selected if desired. 
... I'm not so sure all of scripts on my system are exempt from
bashisms; so rather than risking obscure bugs, I'll keep bash as
my system shell (for the current system, at least).  If it ain't
broken, don't fix it ;-)

Best regards,

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