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Re: -i option of set missing in man bash

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: -i option of set missing in man bash
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:21:47 -0400
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On 3/16/15 4:30 PM, Eduardo A. Bustamante López wrote:
>> Here's the other side: allowing `set -$-' to succeed keeps a Posix-mode
>> shell running a script from throwing a fatal error.  Allowing it also
>> keeps the bug reports down.  The same rationale can be used to add -c and
>> -s to the no-op flags, since those are command-line options that end up
>> in $-.
> I know this following line of thought doesn't help much, but, have you really
> seen that used in the wild?

I can't really say, since I only get the bug reports.  If a thing works,
and people use it, I'll never hear about it.

I'm going to try making `-i' an invalid option to set and go from there.
I can always make it a no-op in an interactive shell later.


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

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