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Re: bash crashes when the REPLY variable is read only and the 'select' b


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bash crashes when the REPLY variable is read only and the 'select' builtin is used.
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:28:22 -0500
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On 1/14/15 1:10 PM, Etherial Raine wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.3
> Patch Level: 11
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
>         Using select after making the variable 'REPLY' readonly via
> 'readonly REPLY', bash will crash.
> 
> Repeat-By:
>           
> ----- snapshot starts -----
> 
> address@hidden:~$ exec /usr/bin/env -i /bin/bash --norc
> bash-4.3$ readonly REPLY
> bash-4.3$ select TEST_VALUE in TEST_ITEM1 TEST_ITEM2 TEST_ITEM3; do echo
> "Result: $TEST_VALUE"; break; done
> 1) TEST_ITEM1
> 2) TEST_ITEM2
> 3) TEST_ITEM3
> #? 1
> bash: REPLY: readonly variable
> 
> 
> Warning: Program '/bin/bash' crashed.

Thanks for the report.  This will be fixed in the next release of bash.

Chet

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