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Re: Is / distinct from //?

From: gilmap
Subject: Re: Is / distinct from //?
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 08:26:16 -0700 (MST)

Hi, Paul,

Thanks for your speedy reply.

In a recent note, Paul Eggert said:

> Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 00:08:05 -0800
> Yes.  We can fix this in m4/double-slash-root.m4.  Can you please
> confirm the following?
Good enough:

> 1.  If you run this shell command:
>        wc //dev/null >/dev/null 2>&1
>        echo status = $?
address@hidden:141$        wc //dev/null >/dev/null 2>&1
address@hidden:142$        echo status = $?
status = 1

>     then the output is "status = 1" or some nonzero status like that.
> 2.  In coreutils, the command build-aux/config.guess outputs
>     "i370-ibm-openedition".
address@hidden:143$ ../src/build-aux/config.guess

(But I've long been tempted to tender a suggestion that the
guessers should supply a version for z/OS as they do for other

> If my guesses are right, the following patch should work, but I'd
> like you to confirm my guesses before installing this.  Thanks.
> 2006-12-17  Paul Eggert  <address@hidden
Now, I'm in trouble.  The patch wouldn't apply, so I made the
changes by hand and re-did the diff -u.  Attached.

And it's been literally years since I did an autoconf.  It's
probably out of date.  And it couldn't find "configure.in".
Was I supposed to get one with the coreutils distribution?
I'll go hunt for a newer autoconf, and configure.in (any
pointers appreciated).  May take me several days.

Thanks again,

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