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Re: bash ending slash breaks stuff

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: bash ending slash breaks stuff
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 01:43:21 +0100
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On Fri, Nov 01, 2002 at 11:05:22AM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> when using Bash expansion on directories, it will
> print them with a trailing slash. this is problematic
> on GNU because performing operations on these
> directories will fail, eg:
> # rm -r foo<tab>
> # rm -r foobar/
> # rm: cannot remove `foobar/': Invalid argument
> in what way is this problem suposed to be fixed? will
> trailing slashes be supported by the Hurd eventualy?
> or do we have to fix bash not to add them? (note this
> would be very annoying when using shell expansion
> on multiple sub-directories)

This is a bug, and it has been fixed in glibc 2.3.  Unfortunately, glibc 2.3
is broken for us in quite a severe way, and will require some difficult
debugging.  I am already looking forward to that.


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Marcus Brinkmann              The Hurd http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/

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