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Re: "here strings" and tmpfiles

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: "here strings" and tmpfiles
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:28:52 -0400
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On 3/20/19 8:19 AM, Greg Wooledge wrote:

> Even if Chet changed how here docs work in bash 5.1, nobody would
> be safe to use those features in their "I'm feeding a password with
> a here string" scripts for at least 20 years, because there will
> still be people running older versions of bash for at least that long.

Snark aside, this is a serious consideration. Linux distros are still
shipping with bash-4.2 (and not with all the patches applied, either),
which was originally released in late 2010.

``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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