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Re: env -u behavior

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: env -u behavior
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 17:40:46 +0200
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Eric Blake <address@hidden> writes:

> $ echo 'echo one' > ./c=d
> $ echo 'echo two' > ./--
> $ env a=b -- c=d echo three
> one
> Huh?  ./-- is not on my PATH, why was it executed?

This executed c=d.

> $ PATH=:$PATH env a=b -- c=d echo three
> two
> Huh?  This should have executed ./--, not ./c=d.

This executed --.

I'm getting "env: --: No such file or directory" in the first case and
in the second case "/bin/sh -- c=d echo three" is executed, which
executes c=d eventually.


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