Subject: PR/26046 CVS commit: [netbsd-3] src/usr.bin/vi/ex
To: None <,,>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/09/2005 15:02:02
The following reply was made to PR bin/26046; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Matthias Scheler <>
Subject: PR/26046 CVS commit: [netbsd-3] src/usr.bin/vi/ex
Date: Fri,  9 Sep 2005 15:01:44 +0000 (UTC)

 Module Name:	src
 Committed By:	tron
 Date:		Fri Sep  9 15:01:44 UTC 2005
 Modified Files:
 	src/usr.bin/vi/ex [netbsd-3]: ex_argv.c
 Log Message:
 Pull up following revision(s) (requested by aymeric in ticket #753):
 	usr.bin/vi/ex/ex_argv.c: revision 1.14
 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 -r1.12.2.1 -r1.12.2.2 src/usr.bin/vi/ex/ex_argv.c
 Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
 copyright notices on the relevant files.