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Re: A POSIX and a UTF-8 question
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- From: Daniel Qarras <dqarras@xxxxxxxxx>
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- Subject: Re: A POSIX and a UTF-8 question
- Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 09:39:50 -0700 (PDT)
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> One recent headline feature is that in 4.3 (but not 4.2) Wayne has
> fixed it so that (as far as I know) word splitting in sh mode is
> according to other shells. That has probably been the most
> problem in recent years.
I now actually tested on my FC5 laptop linking /bin/sh to a recent
zsh-4.3 from CVS and I was astonished how well it worked! I'm writing
this article from a system with /bin/sh being zsh-4.3!
There were only two glitches that I needed to fix by hand and after
that all services seem to go up and down without any problems:
1) There is unfortunately a bash-only expression used in RH's shell
function library, that is =~. However, this was used only once in
device mapper related function so that did not affect me, I just
commented it out. YMMV. (I did not find a www description for this but
it can be at least checked from bash3.1 manual pages what it does.
2) It seems that many RH scripts do something like:
and in zsh-4.3 as /bin/sh this does not work, it needs to be:
Additionally, there's one cosmetic bash feature used that seems to be
not supported by zsh: RH uses in their i18n effort tricks like:
echo -n $"Starting service foo: "
With bash I get just the normal string, with zsh I also get the $. I
did not look very carefully about this, so not sure what they are
actually doing here.
I filed a note to RH bugzilla about 1 and 2 as 206035 but in any case I
am very impressed how well zsh nowadays works as /bin/sh in a Linux
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