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bash 4.4-beta chokes on "ulimit --help"

From: Keith Thompson
Subject: bash 4.4-beta chokes on "ulimit --help"
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2016 11:56:14 -0800

First off, I'm aware (now) that the ulimit command doesn't accept a
"--help" option. That's not the issue (though I wouldn't mind if it

My OS: Linux Mint 17.3 on x86_64.

I built both versions 4.3.30 and 4.4-beta from source with default
options with gcc 4.8.4.

$ uname -a
Linux bomb20 3.16.0-38-generic #52~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 8
09:43:57 UTC 2015 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ /_opt/apps/bash-4.3.30/bin/bash -c 'echo $BASH_VERSION ; ulimit --help'
/_opt/apps/bash-4.3.30/bin/bash: line 0: ulimit: --: invalid option
ulimit: usage: ulimit [-SHabcdefilmnpqrstuvxT] [limit]
$ /_opt/apps/bash-4.4-beta/bin/bash -c 'echo $BASH_VERSION ; ulimit --help'
/_opt/apps/bash-4.4-beta/bin/bash: xrealloc: ./ulimit.def:382: cannot
allocate 4294967296 bytes (8590045184 bytes allocated)

Keith Thompson <address@hidden>

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