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Re: [Patch] Fix old 'tail +' syntax in gzexe.in

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Patch] Fix old 'tail +' syntax in gzexe.in
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 16:46:33 -0800
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Matthew Burgess <address@hidden> writes:

> A simple grep shows the following two occurrences of the old syntax
> still exist though:
> gzexe.in:if tail +$skip "$0" | "BINDIR"/gzip -cd > "$gztmp"; then
> gzexe.in:    if $tail +$skip "$i" | gzip -cd > $tmp; then

I don't see how the bug could occur.  The first line is not executed
directly, but is subjected to sed "s|^if tail|if $tail|".  For the
second line, "$tail" should expand to something ending in "-n".

Are you sure those instances are actually bugs?  That is, did you test
it, and reproduce the bug?

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