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Re: bash-5.0_p1: wildcard expansion bug with unreadable intermediate dir


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bash-5.0_p1: wildcard expansion bug with unreadable intermediate directories
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2019 09:39:55 -0500
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On 1/31/19 1:44 PM, Andrew Church wrote:
> When expanding a wildcard following a partially quoted pathname,
> expansion fails if an intermediate directory is not readable, even when
> the final directory (the one in which expansion is performed) is
> readable.  This does not occur if quotes are not used in the pathname,
> or if the quoted part of the pathname does not cross an unreadable
> directory (compare second and third expansions in the commands below).
> 
> This does not occur in unpatched bash-5.0.

There is a fix for this in the latest devel branch push, but I'm not
100% happy with it yet.

Chet

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