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Re: bash --debugger on a script with no arguments

From: Rocky Bernstein
Subject: Re: bash --debugger on a script with no arguments
Date: Tue, 5 May 2015 14:55:37 -0400

On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 2:54 PM, Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
On 4/30/15 9:27 AM, Chet Ramey wrote:
> On 4/29/15 10:31 PM, Rocky Bernstein wrote:
>>  $ ./bash --debugger -i /tmp/foo.sh
>> hi
>>  $  ./bash --debugger /tmp/foo.sh
>> bash debugger, bashdb, release 4.3-0.91
>> Copyright 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006-2012, 2014 Rocky Bernstein
>> This is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License, and you are
>> welcome to change it and/or distribute copies of it under certain conditions.
>> (/tmp/foo.sh:2):
>> 2:    echo "hi"
>> bashdb<0>
> I'll have to look at this.  The bash-4.3 behavior was changed to solve
> this problem with running the debugger in an interactive shell:
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-bash/2012-08/msg00028.html
> That problem still exists with the version of bashdb installed by default
> on my Fedora 20 system.
> It looks like testing for the presence of -i might solve it, but I will
> have to see.

It turned out to be a little more complicated than that, but I think I have
something that will result in the debugger being invoked only when the
shell is reading a shell script.  It will be in the next release.

Again, thanks.


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