This is the mail archive of the cygwin mailing list for the Cygwin project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

Re: Change to /etc/profile (Attn: base-files maintainer)

On Fri, 1 Apr 2005, Webb Roberts wrote:

> I would suggest a small change to /etc/profile.
> /etc/profile is being run by bash, which has pretty substantial filename
> expansion.  For example,
> 	echo [a-z]ib
> Will respond 'lib' if there is a lib directory.  In /etc/profile, there is a
> tr command:
> 	/usr/bin/tr [:upper:] [:lower:]
> which is hitting a couple of directories in my $HOME, namely 'r' and 'w'.  So
> the tr is getting weird arguments (tr r w r) and complaining. This could be
> fixed by changing that part to
> 	/usr/bin/tr '[:upper:]' '[:lower:]'
> Please let me know if there's a bug tracking system, or similar, to which
> you'd rather me submit this bug report.

No, this is exactly the right place to submit this.  I knew there was
something that was making me uneasy about the above code, but couldn't
think of the reason.  Nice catch -- thanks for reporting it.

John, I think it's a very good idea -- can you merge this in?
      |\      _,,,---,,_
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

"The Sun will pass between the Earth and the Moon tonight for a total
Lunar eclipse..." -- WCBS Radio Newsbrief, Oct 27 2004, 12:01 pm EDT

Unsubscribe info:
Problem reports:

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]