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bug#6124: basename/dirname are not POSIX compliant on arg starting with
bug#6124: basename/dirname are not POSIX compliant on arg starting with a dash
Thu, 06 May 2010 10:52:55 -0600
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On 05/06/2010 09:38 AM, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
>>> there's a test for "basename --" first,
>> Can you find an actual example of this? I think you read it
>> incorrectly, as really, autoconf first tests for 'basename -- /', but if
>> you indeed found an instance of autoconf testing for 'basename --', that
>> would be a bug in autoconf that needs to be reported to that list.
> Sorry, I meant it was testing basename with "--" as the first
> argument while in this case it is useless. So, I wondered whether
> the goal of this test was to test whether this form was supported.
Yes, the goal of that autoconf test is to determine whether basename(1)
supports leading --, as required by POSIX.
>> Or, more likely, perhaps they are independently obeying what POSIX says,
>> without reference to either coreutils or busybox.
> So, I think I should reassign the bug to busybox?
Eric Blake address@hidden +1-801-349-2682
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bug#6123: basename/dirname are not POSIX compliant on arg starting with a dash, Vincent Lefevre, 2010/05/06
bug#6124: basename/dirname are not POSIX compliant on arg starting with a dash, Eric Blake, 2010/05/06