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Re: Bash-4.3-beta2 available for FTP

From: Joshuah Hurst
Subject: Re: Bash-4.3-beta2 available for FTP
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2013 22:14:41 +0200

On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 8:34 PM, Cedric Blancher
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On 7 October 2013 02:14, Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
>> The second beta release of bash-4.3 is now available with the URL
>> ftp://ftp.cwru.edu/pub/bash/bash-4.3-beta2.tar.gz
>> This tar file does not include the formatted documentation (you
>> should be able to generate it yourself).
>> This release fixes many outstanding bugs in bash-4.2 and introduces several
>> new features.  The most significant bug fix is the reworking of signal
>> handling to avoid running signal and trap handlers in a signal handler
>> context.  This led to issues with glibc, which uses internal locks
>> extensively and handles longjmps from user code very poorly.
>> The most notable new features are the `globasciiranges' shell option, which
>> forces the pattern matching code to treat [a-z] as if in the C locale;
>> nameref variables and the changes to allow assigning, referencing, and
>> unsetting them; improvements to the `direxpand' option introduced in bash-4.2
>> patch 29; and allowing negative subscripts when assigning and referencing
>> indexed array elements.
>> There is one incompatible change between bash-4.2 and bash-4.3.  Bash now
>> performs quote removal on the replacement string in pattern substitution
>> (${param/pat/rep}), since the shell treats quotes as special.  If you
>> have to quote single quotes to get them to be treated literally, the shell
>> should perform quote removal on them.
>> `bashbug' may be used to report bugs with this version.  It will send
>> mail to address@hidden if the shell's `release status' is alpha or
>> beta.
>> As always, thanks for your help.
>> Chet
>> +========== CHANGES ==========+
>> This document details the changes between this version, bash-4.3-beta2, and 
>> the
>> previous version, bash-4.3-beta.
> What happened to the patch for cd -@ to handle NFSv4+Windows alternate
> streams? ksh93 already has this feature since quite some time and
> they're now even extending support even further to the builtin POSIX
> commands...

Do you mean cd -@ as this one in ksh?
- - - - - - - -
  -@              Change into the hidden attribute directory of directory which
                  may also be a file. CDPATH is ignored. Hidden attribute
                  directories are file system and operating system specific.
- - - - - - - -

That would be great. Where's the patch?


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