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Re: [FYI] shrext -> shrext_cmds

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: [FYI] shrext -> shrext_cmds
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 09:38:49 -0600 (CST)

On Tue, 17 Feb 2004, Gary V. Vaughan wrote:
> | The auto mailing script didn't work it said:
> |
> | tcsh: Unmatched '.
> | tcsh: Missing }.
> |
> | Don't know why yet, probably something strange on my machine.
> Looks like you have SHELL set to tcsh!?!

SHELL is set at login time to whatever interactive shell is selected.
It is necessary in order to ensure that the correct shell is used when
a new interactive shell is created (e.g. when an xterm is opened).

If the commit script is obtaining the shell interpreter from $SHELL,
then it is broken.  It seems better to ensure that only standard
Bourne shell is required, and put "#! /bin/sh" at the top of the

Bob Friesenhahn

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