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Re: "here strings" and tmpfiles

From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: "here strings" and tmpfiles
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:21:26 -0400
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 10:28:52AM -0400, Chet Ramey wrote:
> 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.

And Mac OS X is still shipping bash 3.2.  Please believe me, this was
intended as a completely serious issue.  We deal with it in IRC all the

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