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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 10:59:32 -0600
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On 7/3/18 10:34 AM, Chet Ramey wrote:
> 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'.

You could also check whether repo is invoking /bin/sh instead of /bin/bash,
and, if so, whether bash is installed as /bin/sh.

``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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