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Re: Hidden directories breaks path expansions

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Hidden directories breaks path expansions
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2019 09:00:38 -0500
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On 3/4/19 8:19 AM, address@hidden wrote:

> Bash Version: 5.0
> Patch Level: 2
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>       Since patch bash50-001 there is a regession on path expansion.
>         The script example below shows:
>         bash/bash> bash tmp/bug.sh
>       5.0.2(1)-release
>       drwxr-xr-x 2 nobody root 17 Mar  4 14:08 .
>       bash/bash> /dist/unpacked/sle15-x86_64.full/bin/bash tmp/bug.sh
>       4.4.23(1)-release
>       -rw-r--r-- 1 nobody root 0 Mar  4 14:10 
> /tmp/bugthroughpatch001/hidden/foo/bar
>       Disabling patch bash50-001 solves this problem but cause
>       other problems. It seems as seen by strace and ltrace that
>       the bash with patch bash50-001 now makes a stat(2) on every
>       single part of the path and run onto EACCES error which cause
>       the regression above.


There is a slightly updated version of that patch attached to this message.

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                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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