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

From: Eli Schwartz
Subject: Re: How to use bash loadables in a portable manner?
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2021 11:44:59 -0400

On 4/25/21 11:41 AM, Oğuz wrote:
> 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
> https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/bash.git/commit/?h=devel&id=fb4ddc2d2b66b776e013ddadfce86270a71c323a
> So in the next version you will be able to use them in a portable manner.
Oh hmm, thanks. Did not notice this.

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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