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Re: when was shellshock introduced

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: when was shellshock introduced
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:23:47 -0400
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On 10/10/14, 5:19 PM, Stephane Chazelas wrote:

> The WikiPedia entry
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shellshock_%28software_bug%29
> got corrected at some point but then reverted for lack of
> "authoritative" information (not
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bash_%28Unix_shell%29 though).
> For the sake of correctness, would you mind confirming here that
> the bug and feature were indeed introduced in August 1989 and
> first released in 1.03 in September that same year, so WikiPedia
> can have an "authoritative" source of information?

I have to tell you, helping out Wikipedia's dysfunctional internal
politics is nowhere on my priority list.

However, the ChangeLog in 1.05 is accurate, as are the usenet postings
containing the comments about exported functions: the feature went into
bash in early August 1989 and was first released as part of bash-1.03.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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