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Re: Command name dequote does not work


From: Pierre Gaston
Subject: Re: Command name dequote does not work
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:49:39 +0300

On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 10:32 AM, <address@hidden> wrote:

> Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
> Machine: x86_64
> OS: linux-gnu
> Compiler: gcc
> Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='x86_64'
> -DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='x86_64-pc-linux-gnu'
> -DCONF_VENDOR='pc' -DLOCALEDIR='/usr/share/locale' -DPACKAGE='bash' -DSHELL
> -DHAVE_CONFIG_H   -I.  -I../bash -I../bash/include -I../bash/lib
>  -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -g -O2 -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4
> -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Wall
> uname output: Linux k210app1 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.46-1 x86_64
> GNU/Linux
> Machine Type: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
>
> Bash Version: 4.2
> Patch Level: 37
> Release Status: release
>
> Description:
>         I wrote a simple shell script using sed to convert \n into
> newlines and other \\(.) to \\\1 and called that script dequote.
> When I'm trying to call it nothing happens, when I'm calling
> $HOME/bin/dequote it works. There's no alias called dequote, there's no
> other dequote in path.
> When I rename the script and call it it just works as expected.
>
> This looks like a secret command, that just echos its arguments, as
> calling "dequote xyz" echoes "xyz".
>
> But having a secret alias or command is very evil. What's up here?
>
>
> Repeat-By:
>         see above
>
> Fix:
>         DonÃ't use secret commands. Any builtin has to be documented on
> the help page.
>

Please paste the output of:

type dequote

I can't reproduce your issue.


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