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Re: a patch to fix sh_stat on SunOS

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: a patch to fix sh_stat on SunOS
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:04:24 -0400
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On 8/21/16 10:36 PM, Dmitry Goncharov wrote:

>> But why should bash override the semantics that an OS provides for
>> /dev/fd, resulting in differing behavior between the shell and other
>> utilities with the same pathname argument?
> For the benefit of the user. Currently bash behavior is different from the
> native test and ksh on sunos.

At least on Solaris, /bin/test is not really a standalone binary, but
part of ksh93.  Even though the man page references GNU test, it's
obvious from running `strings' or `nm' on the binary that it's part of

> What about a patch that switches to fstat only if such /dev/fd oddity was
> determined at configuration time?

I'd rather it were done via an explicit switch to configure.  I'd look at
a patch to do that.


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