Subject: Re: bin/2698: sh is fragile
To: None <netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Christoph Badura <email@example.com>
Date: 08/16/1996 01:38:00
Peter Seebach writes:
> Even the most trivial shell script produces syntax errors if there
> are ^M's at the ends of lines. Since ^M is whitespace, this is a
> bug. It looks like the source frequently checks for ' ' or '\t'.
> It should probably check for isspace(c) && c != '\n'.
Since when does the Bourne shell treat ^M as whitespace?
18% cat -v gaga
19% sh gaga
gaga: ls^M: not found
This is a Xenix system and hence a SVR2 shell.
Christoph Badura firstname.lastname@example.org
You don't need to quote my .signature. Everyone has seen it by now.
Besides, it doesn't add anything to the current thread.