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Re: Change to /etc/profile (Attn: base-files maintainer)
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Webb Roberts <webb dot roberts at gtri dot gatech dot edu>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 11:06:18 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Change to /etc/profile (Attn: base-files maintainer)
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Fri, 1 Apr 2005, Webb Roberts wrote:
> I would suggest a small change to /etc/profile.
> /etc/profile is being run by bash, which has pretty substantial filename
> expansion. For example,
> echo [a-z]ib
> Will respond 'lib' if there is a lib directory. In /etc/profile, there is a
> tr command:
> /usr/bin/tr [:upper:] [:lower:]
> which is hitting a couple of directories in my $HOME, namely 'r' and 'w'. So
> the tr is getting weird arguments (tr r w r) and complaining. This could be
> fixed by changing that part to
> /usr/bin/tr '[:upper:]' '[:lower:]'
> Please let me know if there's a bug tracking system, or similar, to which
> you'd rather me submit this bug report.
No, this is exactly the right place to submit this. I knew there was
something that was making me uneasy about the above code, but couldn't
think of the reason. Nice catch -- thanks for reporting it.
John, I think it's a very good idea -- can you merge this in?
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