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

On Fri, April 1, 2005 5:06 pm, Igor Pechtchanski said:
> 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?

Sure (and the ones from Eric Blake), but not for a couple of weeks as I'm
just going away I'm afraid.  But both will be (more or less!) top of my
todo pile when I return.


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