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Re: Likely Bash bug

From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: Likely Bash bug
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 08:05:32 -0400

On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 10:59:42AM +0700, Robert Elz wrote:
>   | Operating system is BionicPup64 8.0.
> That might.   More importantly is probably whatever package management
> system it uses.   I have no idea what the "ash" the bug report refers to
> is (there is an ancient shell of that name, but I cannot imagine any
> distribution including that, instead of one of its bug fixed and updated
> successors, like say, dash)

"ash" is often secret code for "busybox sh".

In this specific case, I'm not sure *what* it is.  I googled a few things
and came up with this page:


It says:

   Ash is a shell or command line interpreter. It acts as a cut down
   version of Bash with less commands. Puppy uses the Ash shell up to
   v 1.0.2

I'm not sure whether that's version 1.0.2 of this "ash" (whatever it
is), or of Puppy Linux.

> That is, not a bash problem at all.


"Hi, I broke my OS, and I don't know how to fix it, and I don't know
how to contact my OS vendor's support, so I'll just file a bug against
a random shell instead!  Even though it's not the shell I'm using!"

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