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Re: Segfaults on long non-ASCII current directory in X terminal


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Segfaults on long non-ASCII current directory in X terminal
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:34:24 -0500
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On 2/19/17 4:50 PM, address@hidden wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.4
> Patch Level: 11
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
> 
> [This was originally filed as https://bugs.debian.org/843819.]
> 
> Bash will segfault when the following two conditions are met:
> 
>  - A long current directory pathname, including at least one non-ASCII
>    character (and $LANG set appropriately)
> 
>  - The presence of "\w" in $PS1, both by itself and within a Set Text
>    Parameters terminal control sequence (which seems to be the default
>    for Debian)

Thanks for the report.  This was fixed a couple of weeks ago, and the fix
is in the bash devel branch on savannah.

Chet

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