conflict (Was Re: gv)

Thomas Dickey
Sun Jun 20 23:01:00 GMT 2004

On Sun, 20 Jun 2004, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:

> > shell scripts also are executable (no suffix).
> Yes, but the testcase specifically tries to induce a conflict between the
> current conflict executable (i.e., $BIN/conflict.exe) and the newly
> created script (i.e., /tmp/conflict).  This doesn't work unless the
> "-t.exe." argument is supplied.

yes, I saw that (eventually).  I made some changes to the script & code
and am retesting those.

> You could use the following, which should be more portable:
> DIR=/tmp/conflict.$$.`od -An -N4 -tx4 /dev/random|cut -d" " -f2`
> mkdir $DIR

I suppose so (perhaps on a later patch - /dev/random in turn isn't
portable ;-)

> So, when can we expect the new version out?  Once the above issues are
> fixed, I should be able to release the Cygwin package.  FWIW, I'll
> maintain it if you won't.

tonight or tomorrow (my cutoff on Sundays is 9pm since I'm at work before

for the package - sure (it's not required that much maintenance in the

Thomas E. Dickey

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