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Re: How to use bash loadables in a portable manner?

From: Oğuz
Subject: Re: How to use bash loadables in a portable manner?
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2021 18:41:22 +0300

25 Nisan 2021 Pazar tarihinde Eli Schwartz <eschwartz@archlinux.org> yazdı:

> The bash loadables available in the standard make install seem pretty
> useful and people might actually want to use them in scripts. But
> scripts cannot easily know *where* they are located.
> In the bash manpage is documented:
>     A colon-separated list of directories in which the shell looks for
> dynamically loadable builtins specified by the enable command.
> I suppose that means bash would like to support discovery of these.
> Unfortunately, it's not very useful to find the builtin ones, since one
> would need to know which paths the current bash binary was configured
> with in order to manually set this variable in the script.
> Maybe it would be good to have this variable default to the path
> containing the shipped loadables? Is there any particular reason this is
> not already the case.

This commit to the development branch adds a default value for


So in the next version you will be able to use them in a portable manner.

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> Eli Schwartz
> Arch Linux Bug Wrangler and Trusted User


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