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Re: IFS in install-sh and mkinstalldirs

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: IFS in install-sh and mkinstalldirs
Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 22:56:04 +0200
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>>> "RW" == Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:

 RW> Posix allows shells to have IFS unset at startup (and some older Debian
 RW> ash versions -- IIRC distributed with RedHat -- do this); unset IFS is
 RW> fine since the shell is required to behave as if it were set to space
 RW> tab newline.  However, set but empty IFS is different: it disables field
 RW> splitting:  oIFS=$IFS; ...; IFS=$oIFS.

 RW> The patch below fixes this for install-sh and mkinstalldirs.  OK?

Yes, thanks.
Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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