Subject: PR/26046 CVS commit: src/usr.bin/vi/ex
To: None <,,>
From: Aymeric Vincent <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/06/2005 21:51:02
The following reply was made to PR bin/26046; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Aymeric Vincent <>
Subject: PR/26046 CVS commit: src/usr.bin/vi/ex
Date: Tue,  6 Sep 2005 21:50:52 +0000 (UTC)

 Module Name:	src
 Committed By:	aymeric
 Date:		Tue Sep  6 21:50:52 UTC 2005
 Modified Files:
 	src/usr.bin/vi/ex: ex_argv.c
 Log Message:
 In argv_exp3() where we cut a line into args, check for '\' as the escape
 character instead of using the IS_ESCAPE() macro which tests for ^V because the
 former is mandated by the standards, and the latter is insane.
 This is a very small part in addressing PR bin/26046 by lukem@.
 Before, in order to escape a special character, you had to use a literal ^V,
 which is type ^V twice before the character; whereas now, you use \.
 Because the fix will remain partial for a while, you have to remove \ from
 your shellmeta option otherwise the \ is swallowed by the invoked shell that
 handles arguments expansion.
 Please complain if you want ^V^V to also work, but please don't call me a
 To generate a diff of this commit:
 cvs rdiff -r1.13 -r1.14 src/usr.bin/vi/ex/ex_argv.c
 Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
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