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Re: BASH bug CDPATH plus redirection


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: BASH bug CDPATH plus redirection
Date: 27 Jun 2001 21:07:17 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.090004 (Oort Gnus v0.04) Emacs/20.7

address@hidden (Tim Mooney) writes:
> I suggest you set your CDPATH variable in your .profile or .bash_profile,
> and not export it.

Then it would be set for login shells, but not other interactive
shells.  Put it in .bashrc as well for them.

>> (cd dir1 ; tar cf - foo ) >foo.tar ; <foo.tar (cd dir2 ; tar xf - )

This is not reliable.  The second tar might work faster than the
first, and prematurely find EOF.


paul



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