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Re: bash 4: source does not search current dir

From: Denys Vlasenko
Subject: Re: bash 4: source does not search current dir
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 12:20:36 +0200

On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 3:20 AM, Chet Ramey<chet.ramey@case.edu> wrote:
> Denys Vlasenko wrote:
>> I assume . command does not search current directory anymore
>> in bash 4 for a reason. Perhaps it is specified by relevant
>> standard, although I did not find it.
>> This incompatible change affects me a lot. I imagine
>> I am not alone with this.
> This happens only when in Posix mode, and is what Posix specifies.
> I fixed a bug in versions predating bash-4.0 that caused it to not
> work correctly; that's probably what you're seeing.

Yep. I assumed from the start that this change wasn't
done on a whim. I am not complaining about it.

My mail was mostly about this part:

"To forestall questions from users like me, consider
adding information about it to this file:


since this is clearly a compat issue, and it affects many users.

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