Subject: Re: make print-PLIST and pkg_add use different quote/escape conventions
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: J Chapman Flack <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/13/2005 16:11:56
> From a quick look at the code, this shouldn't happen, but I wonder if
> fexec() does expand shell wildcards instead of straight calling exec().
Hmm ... of course & belongs to the set of shell metacharacters that are
not wildcards, so I wouldn't expect this behavior of a function that simply
tried to replicate the wildcard-globbing behavior of the shell. It looks
more likely that the command is genuinely being seen by the shell.