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Re: bash 4.3.48(1) and repo: processing of commands halts at first semic


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bash 4.3.48(1) and repo: processing of commands halts at first semicolon
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2018 10:34:55 -0600
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On 7/2/18 5:58 PM, toww wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.3
> Patch Level: 48
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
> There seems to be a new incompatibility or incorrect string parsing in how
> the Google "repo" utility interacts with the bash shell. Previously I could
> invoke the "repo" command, passing to it a string to execute multiple
> commands separated by semicolons (';' characters), and all commands would
> execute. Now with the latest bash 4.3.38, only the first command executes,
> and processing stops at the semicolon.

It would help to see the exact set of commands that repo uses to invoke the
shell, the options it passes to shell invocation. It would help more to
have a reproducer that doesn't involve `repo'.

-- 
``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/



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