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Re: tramp (2.2.12); Retrieve of links attributes with stat fail when lin

From: Pierre Téchoueyres
Subject: Re: tramp (2.2.12); Retrieve of links attributes with stat fail when link contains two slashes.
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 20:15:21 +0200
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Hi Michael,

Le jeudi 20 août 2015, 20:01:55 Michael Albinus a écrit :
> Pierre Téchoueyres <address@hidden> writes:
> >     Hello everybody,
> Hi Pierre,
> > I've made some tests with stat and sed and it seems that stat support the
> > null character only with --printf switch. sed seems to catch null with
> > \o0.
> > 
> > For the fear of shell's handling of null char : the first problem is the
> > stat program. Linux and BSD have differents options (and I don't know how
> > it work on Solaris nor in HP*UX nor ...)
> > So maybe the solution is to first check for the version of stat and use an
> > alist of options for each ones (maybe a custom option) but that's a bigger
> > work.
> Well, this is too much hassle I fear. We DON'T know which shells, and
> which broken implementations of them, are used remotely. So I rather
> oppose such a patch.
OK I understand.
But actually stat isn't normalized between unices and we rely on -c switch 
which doesn't exist on BSD. That why I thinked of an custom option and a 
dispatch depending on the version check. Anyway.

> What do you think about my other proposal, using `tramp-end-of-heredoc'
> as marker?
This should work, but I guess the debugging output will be ... interresting 

I'll try to work on it.

Best regards Pierre

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