[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated [experimental]: bash-3.1-7

Christopher Faylor cgf-no-personal-reply-please@cygwin.com
Tue Sep 12 15:15:00 GMT 2006

On Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 12:05:06PM +0000, Eric Blake wrote:
>> > That is being set by cygcheck, just before invoking external programs.  It 
>> > probably had something to do with forcing external programs to not rearrange 
>> > option arguments (for example, "ls foo --all" treats --all as an option, 
>> > but "POSIXLY_CORRECT=1 ls foo --all" treats --all as a filename).  But I think 
>> > it is possible to get along without doing it (repeating the example, "ls -- 
>> > foo --all" treats --all as a filename), and I personally think that cygcheck 
>> > should be patched to QUIT setting POSIXLY_CORRECT, so that we can tell the 
>> > masochists apart from normal users.
>> Ah, ok, so seeing it in cygcheck is a false positive. Didn't think that 
>> cygcheck would tinker with my environment (maybe it should know it is 
>> doing so and preserve the invocation value and print that?), so I didn't 
>> think to actually 'echo $POSIXLY_CORRECT'. :-)
>2006-09-11  Eric Blake  <ebb9@byu.net>
>	* cygcheck.cc (main): Restore POSIXLY_CORRECT before displaying
>	user's environment.


Thanks, Eric.


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