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Re: removing old trap behavior causes serious issues on Solaris

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: removing old trap behavior causes serious issues on Solaris
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 14:48:52 -0400
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Vince Del Vecchio wrote:
Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
Machine: sparc
OS: solaris2.8
Compiler: gcc
Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='sparc' 
-DCONF_OSTYPE='solaris2.8' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='sparc-sun-solaris2.8' 
-DCONF_VENDOR='sun' -DLOCALEDIR='/cpd/misc/share/locale' -DPACKAGE='bash' 
-DSHELL -DHAVE_CONFIG_H  -I.  -I.. -I../include -I../lib -I../lib/intl 
-I/cpd/src/gnu/bash/3.0/sol58/lib/intl  -O3
uname output: SunOS dejavu.spd.analog.com 5.8 Generic_108528-29 sun4u sparc 
Machine Type: sparc-sun-solaris2.8

Bash Version: 3.0
Patch Level: 0
Release Status: release

The NEWS file says:

oo. The historical behavior of `trap' that allows a missing `action' argument
   to cause each specified signal's handling to be reset to its default is
   now only supported when `trap' is given a single non-option argument.

A measure of backwards compatibility was introduced by patch 3 to


POSIX specifies the original bash-3.0 behavior.  Solaris is not a
POSIX system.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet )
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU address@hidden http://tiswww.tis.cwru.edu/~chet/

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