Re: [bug #18136] MC wont work with new bash-3.2 propeply with all directories.

Hello Thomas,

On Wed, 2006-11-01 at 07:51 -0500, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> Before rushing off to change things to 
> accommodate bash 3.2, it's worth checking if the fix will work with other 
> shells.

I'm not quite sure which fix you are referring to here. The temporary
hack I send to this list should not break the other shells. All it does
is add quoting of numbers for these shells. For the (temporary, echo -e)
fix I had in mind even this change would be dropped.

My idea was to add an ini option bash_oct_digits with possible values 0
(or unset) (automatically detect version via BASH_VERSION in the calling
environment (actually querying the subshell seems a bit much) or
fallback), 1 ("compatibility mode", 4 digit octals with numbers quoted,
for bash >= 2.05b), 3 ("legacy mode", only use 3 digit octals, no need
to escape digits) and 4 (use 4 digit octals only, no need to escape
digits, for bash >= 3.2).

Please let me know if there are volunteers to implement the proper
solution (using printf) so I don't have to waste my time on a patch that
is unnecessary. Thanks.


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