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Re: What should we do with the -n flag in sh ?
On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 09:14:17PM +0700, Robert Elz wrote:
> I suspect the right fix for this one is to do as POSIX permits, and
> ignore -n in interactive shells. But I am not sure which method
> to use to do that ... it could be done by any of ...
What you wrote gave me an idea, that unfortunately probably isn't very
easy to do: in an interactive shell, clear -n right before or as part
of printing the prompt. That lets one do things with it (to some
extent) and source scripts that use set -n, but avoids getting
> My opinion on this is that once -n is set, all command execution stops,
> including while (until, for, ...) loops that were in progress, and all
> that is left of the shell is a syntax parser.
David A. Holland
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