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Re: awk core dump on non-existent file

From: Andrew J. Schorr
Subject: Re: awk core dump on non-existent file
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 13:02:10 -0400
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Hi Ed,

On Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 06:02:59AM -0500, Ed Morton wrote:
> I couldn't find anything on the gawk web site or in the manual about a 
> site where I could check for known bugs so appologies if this is known 
> but I did try to check:
>    $ sh --version | head -1
>    GNU bash, version 3.00.16(11)-release (i686-pc-cygwin)
>    $ awk --version | head -1
>    GNU Awk 3.1.5
>    $ ls garbage
>    ls: garbage: No such file or directory
>    $ awk 1 garbage
>    Aborted (core dumped)

As you suspect, this is a known bug.  I think the patch is here.


And there is a larger roll-up patch that fixes this and other bugs



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