wordexp bug

Peter Rosin peda@lysator.liu.se
Mon Aug 20 12:01:00 GMT 2012

On 2012-08-17 15:35, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
> AFAICS wordexp(3) is completely broken, returning WRDE_SYNTAX no
> matter what I supply as the string.  STC attached.

I suspect you are using Cygwin, and if so I suspect that we have been
bitten by this change in bash-4.1-rc:

c.  The (undocumented) --wordexp option is no longer included by default.

The documentation states that you have to enable the WORDEXP_OPTION
when building bash, but I'll leave the details of how to do that to Eric,
the Cygwin bash maintainer.


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