Jeff King <> writes:

> On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 03:03:58PM +0200, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
>> On 09/21/2012 10:49 PM, Jeff King wrote:
>> >
>> > Oh. It sounds like setting $SHELL to zsh is really the problem, then. If
>> > it is not Bourne-compatible when called as "zsh", then it really should
>> > be called in a way that turns on compatibility mode (bash will do this
>> > when called as "sh", but you can also do it with "bash --posix").
>> >
>> AFAIK, if Zsh is called as "sh", it too will run in Bourne compatibility
>> mode; not sure how to force this compatibility from the command line though
>> (albeit I'd guess there is some way to do so).
>> [...]
> Thanks for digging. I think this case, though, is that we were simply
> using the wrong variable ($SHELL instead of $SHELL_PATH). Your
> workarounds would help if somebody put zsh into $SHELL_PATH, but
> fundamentally that is not a sane thing to be doing, so I think we can
> just consider doing so user error and not bother working around it.

Yeah, 100% agreed with your assessment, including the part thanking

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