bug#47243: pr lacks -p

2021-03-18 Thread Eric Blake
altogether. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3226 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#42986: sort: possible bug when sorting special characters

2020-08-22 Thread Eric Blake
, and the --debug option lets you see what is going on, I see nothing to fix, so I'm marking this as not a bug. However, feel free to respond with further followups. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3226 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#41920: sort: bug report/feature request: warn is -t is effectively a no-op?

2020-06-17 Thread Eric Blake
n ordering, but I'm inclined to close it if we can't come up with such a case. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3226 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#41001: mkdir: cannot create directory ‘test’: File exists

2020-05-07 Thread Eric Blake
an output string is undesirable. But to find out, you'll have to ask on the glibc list, not here. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3226 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#41001: mkdir: cannot create directory ‘test’: File exists

2020-05-05 Thread Eric Blake
the change in glibc for ALL clients of strerror(EEXIST) rather than just this one client. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3226 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#41001: mkdir: cannot create directory ‘test’: File exists

2020-05-01 Thread Eric Blake
cause the directory already exists. Once you do that, you don't need to patch coreutils. Thus, I'm closing this as not a bug; but feel free to respond further with any more comments on the topic. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3226 Virtu

bug#40903: the "ls -R *.pdf" command does not search recursively only current dir

2020-04-27 Thread Eric Blake
. As the action of globbing is done by your shell and not by ls, there is nothing to change in coreutils, so I'm closing this as not a bug. But feel free to respond with further questions on the topic. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3226 Virtualization

bug#40226: sort: expected sort order when -c in use

2020-03-25 Thread Eric Blake
On 3/25/20 3:02 PM, Richard Ipsum wrote: On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 01:17:19PM -0500, Eric Blake wrote: On 3/25/20 12:37 PM, Richard Ipsum wrote: [snip] See the difference? In the first case, sort is doing its default case-insensitive comparison of the entire line (because you passed -f

bug#40226: sort: expected sort order when -c in use

2020-03-25 Thread Eric Blake
s a patch, other than perhaps a documentation patch. I'll leave the bug report itself open for a bit longer, in case anyone else has an opinion. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3226 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#39205: date -d '...' should support superset of POSIX 'at' dates

2020-01-20 Thread Eric Blake
oes decide to standardize -d using the 'at' grammar as a starting point. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3226 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#37921: date -d "a day ago" differs from date -d "1 day ago"

2019-10-25 Thread Eric Blake
happy to supply one. Just let me know. Thanks. You're welcome to try and improve the parser, but it may not be trivial. The master source code for the parser (shared among several GNU projects) is in the gnulib repository. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc.

bug#37177: sort don't respect the ASCII order

2019-08-24 Thread Eric Blake
tigations find something other than your locale affecting things. It may also be that busybox sort does not properly honor locale variables as required by POSIX, but that would be a problem in busybox, and not something we can fix here. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat,

bug#36818: mv fails to clobber target if it's a hardlink of a source

2019-07-26 Thread Eric Blake
Option 3 is closest to what happens when there are no hard links. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3226 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org signature.asc Description: OpenPGP digital signature

bug#36416: realpath doesn't preserve '..' consistently as per POSIX, nor '/.'

2019-06-28 Thread Eric Blake
before asking for more > information. They can always be reopened if you provide enough relevant information to show it was closed prematurely. But so far in this case, you have not done so, but merely confirmed my suspicions - you noticed a difference in behavior between Linux and Cygwin,

bug#35748: Add cut FIELD-LIST examples

2019-05-15 Thread Eric Blake
in the database, and marking the issue closed. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3226 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org signature.asc Description: OpenPGP digital signature

bug#35636: bug report sort command

2019-05-08 Thread Eric Blake
quot; and key "b" to come before > key "bb".* Your expectations are at odds with your incomplete command line. sort is behaving as required; therefore, I'm closing this as not a bug. But feel free to reply if you have further questions. -- Eric Blake, Principal Softw

bug#35275: spelling mistake manual pages

2019-04-15 Thread Eric Blake
e coreutils database, rather than spamming all the other lists mentioned in your original mail (if it HAD been a bug, the glibc manual also mentions that you should report bugs in the manual to https://sourceware.org/bugzilla, or at a bare minimum the libc mailing list - which I did not see in

bug#34700: rm refuses to remove files owned by the user, even in force mode

2019-03-01 Thread Eric Blake
s to force deletion via changing directory permissions. For that, you'd need a new option, because we can't change the long-specified meaning of -f without breaking scripts. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3226 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#34488: Add sort --limit, or document workarounds for sort|head error messages

2019-02-25 Thread Eric Blake
n the bash list to see if Chet has any interest in such an extension (POSIX is reluctant to specify something that doesn't have existing implementation practice). -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3226 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#34608: date +%+4C is unimplemented, contrary to POSIX

2019-02-22 Thread Eric Blake
On 2/21/19 10:01 PM, Paul Eggert wrote: > Eric Blake wrote: >> That used to be true, but now POSIX wants date to behave as if it uses >> strftime: >> >> http://austingroupbugs.net/view.php?id=466 > > Ah, I didn't know that. Is there a list of recent changes

bug#33468: A bug with yes and --help

2019-02-22 Thread Eric Blake
on, no? > WDYT? Bad idea, for the reasons given above. Leave it as-is, with the change in yes behavior being an intentional bug fix. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3226 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#34608: date +%+4C is unimplemented, contrary to POSIX

2019-02-21 Thread Eric Blake
On 2/21/19 9:37 PM, Paul Eggert wrote: > Eric Blake wrote: > >> date -d 0001-01-01 +.%+4C. >> >> should produce ".+000.", but currently it produces ".%+4C." because the >> + flag is unimplemented. >> >> See also http://austingroupbug

bug#34608: date +%+4C is unimplemented, contrary to POSIX

2019-02-21 Thread Eric Blake
unimplemented. See also http://austingroupbugs.net/view.php?id=1184 -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3226 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#33468: A bug with yes and --help

2019-02-19 Thread Eric Blake
is wrong. And for the rare caller that DOES want to call getopt_long() themselves afterwards, they can safe/restore as needed prior to calling this helper. Restoring state made sense as long as we had a RESET_OPTIND argument, but now I'm thinking that it does not buy us any utility at all - just bl

bug#34488: Add sort --limit, or document workarounds for sort|head error messages

2019-02-18 Thread Eric Blake
On 2/17/19 8:20 PM, Pádraig Brady wrote: > On 15/02/19 07:20, Eric Blake wrote: >> Except that POSIX has the nasty requirement that sh started with an >> inherited ignored SIGPIPE must silently ignore all attempts from within >> the shell to restore SIGPIPE handling to child p

bug#34488: Add sort --limit, or document workarounds for sort|head error messages

2019-02-15 Thread Eric Blake
On 2/15/19 3:40 PM, Assaf Gordon wrote: > Helo, > > On 2019-02-15 8:20 a.m., Eric Blake wrote: >> On 2/15/19 8:43 AM, 積丹尼 Dan Jacobson wrote: >>> sort: write failed: 'standard output': Broken pipe >>> sort: write error > [...] >> Perhaps coreutil

bug#33468: A bug with yes and --help

2019-02-15 Thread Eric Blake
re s/non-options/non-option/ > any other options. Also, all coreutils callers pass reset_optind==false; does the gnulib interface still need to provide a reset_optind parameter, given that setting the parameter true forces reliance on the getopt-gnu module as currently coded? -- Eric Blake, Pr

bug#34488: Add sort --limit, or document workarounds for sort|head error messages

2019-02-15 Thread Eric Blake
t, and do head(1) or sed(1) on that." > If you have an app that exits noisily on write failures to an early-exit pipe, your solutions are to quit ignoring SIGPIPE, or to change the pipeline to consume all of the output instead of exiting early and causing write failure. -- Eric Blak

bug#33468: A bug with yes and --help

2019-02-13 Thread Eric Blake
On 2/13/19 6:56 PM, Assaf Gordon wrote: > Hello, > > On 2019-02-12 7:00 p.m., Eric Blake wrote: >> On 2/12/19 7:21 PM, Assaf Gordon wrote: >> >>> +  optind = 1; >> >> Why are you doing this in every caller, instead of doing it just once >> inside t

bug#33468: A bug with yes and --help

2019-02-12 Thread Eric Blake
, PROGRAM_NAME, PACKAGE_NAME, Version, > true, usage, AUTHORS, (char const *) > NULL); > + optind = 1; Why are you doing this in every caller, instead of doing it just once inside the body of parse_gnu_standard_options_only(), so that the state is lef

bug#34199: Small bug in cp (for win64)

2019-01-25 Thread Eric Blake
that interferes with proper long file name usage. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3226 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org signature.asc Description: OpenPGP digital signature

bug#33468: A bug with yes and --help

2019-01-12 Thread Eric Blake
(works if the optstring does not start with '-' or '+' and if you did not change POSIXLY_CORRECT), but MUST use optind = 0 if you want a hard reset. But shouldn't the real solution be using the gnulib module getopt-gnu (instead of getopt-posix), so that you are guaranteed that optind=0 works a

bug#34026: mention that long options aren't always as good as short options

2019-01-09 Thread Eric Blake
option), you can use $HOME/ instead of ~/, or else have to resort to a temporary variable to perform the tilde expansion separately, as in: tmp=~user; touch --reference=$tmp/.pcmanx/pcmanx /cf/pcmanx_time -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3226 Virtua

bug#33468: A bug with yes and --help

2018-11-26 Thread Eric Blake
think your proposal to change 'yes' makes sense, although I haven't closely thought about the ramifications of the other utilities you are touching. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3266 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#33371: RFC: option for numeric sort: ignore-non-numeric characters

2018-11-13 Thread Eric Blake
1n | sed 's/^[0-9]* //' > myoutput -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3266 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#33204: Failed to modify 'Access Time' for files without extension using the Touch tool ver 8.4

2018-10-31 Thread Eric Blake
t is a GNU/Linux system, using strace would confirm that. But since you did not give us those details, it's hard to say if there's anything further we can do to help you. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3266 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#32703: echo_man_error

2018-09-24 Thread Eric Blake
1 $prog -nE 'foo' >> out || fail=1 +POSIXLY_CORRECT=1 $prog -E -n 'foo' >> out || fail=1 +POSIXLY_CORRECT=1 $prog --version >> out || fail=1 +cat <<\EOF > exp +foo +-nE foo +-E -n foo +--version +EOF +compare exp out || fail=1 -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3266 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#32703: echo_man_error

2018-09-24 Thread Eric Blake
' -# prints a NUL byte followed by the digit '2' and an 'x'. -# By contrast bash's printf outputs the same thing as $(printf '\2x') does. +# Note that as of coreutils-5.0.1, printf with a format of '\0002y' +# prints a NUL byte followed by the digit '2' and an 'y'. s/an/a/ -- Eric Blake, Principa

bug#32703: echo_man_error

2018-09-11 Thread Eric Blake
On 9/11/18 11:01 AM, Eric Blake wrote: $ POSIXLY_CORRECT=1 /bin/echo a\\nb a\nb Yikes!  Even though we asked for POSIX correctness, we are NOT interpreting backslashes.  I think this is a bug in GNU coreutils' echo, and could be fixed by the patch below (but the testsuite would also need

bug#32703: echo_man_error

2018-09-11 Thread Eric Blake
| getenv ("POSIXLY_CORRECT")) { while (argc > 0) { -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3266 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#32603: sort bug?

2018-08-31 Thread Eric Blake
on is ignored when determining collation order (thus, 'tco' < 'tecco' < 'teco' once you strip out the ignored '.'). -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3266 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#31912: Question for David MacKenzie - why an mkdir has no silent mode (-f key) like a chmod?

2018-06-21 Thread Eric Blake
the bug report as closed, but we can reopen it later if you have convincing arguments (and a patch is more convincing than just words) of why we'd want to add it. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3266 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#31803: Problems in chroot.2, ln.1, test.1, [.1

2018-06-12 Thread Eric Blake
PTION\/\fR]... \fI\,-t DIRECTORY TARGET\/\fR... Here, the problem lies in 'ln --help' output, which is easy to patch via src/ln.c, rather than trying to patch man/ln.x or help2man. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3266 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#31215: coreutils env fails in a bash shebang

2018-04-18 Thread Eric Blake
t of my perl work but > now I need to move those scripts to debian, without changing the shebangs. > Is this a bug in *env*, something in bash or pilot error? Pilot error, as you have used two different OS with different #! handling rules. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red

bug#31038: mv copies in ls -r order

2018-04-03 Thread Eric Blake
the internal list of what still needs work, and that list happens to be easiest in reverse order. Still, I stand by my claim that this is not a bug, and that there is nothing to change unless you can provide a benchmark that shows that doing things in a different order offers a noticeable speedup

bug#31045: split -e missing in split 8.4 version

2018-04-03 Thread Eric Blake
lit. But since we can't retroactively add features to older releases, there's no bug to fix here, so I'm closing this bug in the database. Feel free to add more comments on the topic, though, as needed. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3266 Virtualization:

bug#31038: mv copies in ls -r order

2018-04-03 Thread Eric Blake
a bug, so I'm marking it as such in the database. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3266 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org signature.asc Description: OpenPGP digital signature

bug#30907: mv return value.

2018-03-23 Thread Eric Blake
isclaimer is unenforceable on publicly archived mailing lists. You may want to send from a personal account instead of spamming us with your employer's legalese when posting to open source lists. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3266 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#30907: mv return value.

2018-03-22 Thread Eric Blake
to move, and not be treated as errors on t heir own. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3266 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#30717: i miss some ls-features

2018-03-05 Thread Eric Blake
line option, then that is a much stronger argument for teaching coreutils ls to do the same thing. But merely adding something to ls that can already be accomplished by another standardized tool is probably just going to be bloat to an already large 'ls' binary. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software

bug#30661: closed (Re: bug#30661: sort)

2018-03-01 Thread Eric Blake
t, so you've reached the right place. I'm going to reopen and retitle this bug to request the ability to do hex sorting. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3266 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#30661: sort

2018-03-01 Thread Eric Blake
provide us with more information, and we can reopen this if you actually do come up with something that needs addressing beyond what sort can already do when invoked correctly. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3266 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#29617: `seq 1 --help' doesn't give help

2017-12-08 Thread Eric Blake
y parses things in order now that it knows --help is not present. But that's a lot of code to add for a corner case, so I won't be writing the patch; but I also won't turn it down if someone else wants to write the patch. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919

bug#29604: man cut should mention no way to do ls -l|cut ...

2017-12-07 Thread Eric Blake
t instead of ls, at which point you can get directly at the information you want without having to post-process potentially ambiguous output. If anything, added documents should point people to stat, not to bad ways of parsing ls. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc.

bug#29377: date/time of "ls -lh" translation is wrong for Simplified Chinese

2017-11-21 Thread Eric Blake
tch should be sent to the Language-Team: mentioned in zh_CN.po (which I've cc'd) (see also the X-Bugs: tag in that file, as well as the translation of the "Report bugs to:" string that appears in localized 'date --help'). > > In the attachment, the patch add the "日" chara

bug#29319: Potential tee bug

2017-11-16 Thread Eric Blake
string the shell handed it). But feel free to follow up with more questions if you need pointers on learning to use the shell properly. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3266 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org signature.asc Description: OpenPGP digital signature

bug#29062: PRINTF

2017-10-30 Thread Eric Blake
hould always be at the file scope. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3266 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org signature.asc Description: OpenPGP digital signature

bug#28912: chmod (2) – Issues report

2017-10-20 Thread Eric Blake
On 10/20/2017 01:07 PM, Eric Blake wrote: > As such, I'm closing this as not a bug. However, feel free to add > further comments to this thread if you have further evidence for > coreutils not doing something required/permitted by POSIX, or not doing > something that matches wha

bug#28912: chmod (2) – Issues report

2017-10-20 Thread Eric Blake
u.org/software/coreutils/> 'man chmod 2' is not a typical command line; did you mean 'man 2 chmod' (to pull up the page for the syscall) vs. 'man 1 chmod' (to pull up the utility)? But yes, although this is an unrelated bug report, I can agree that we are slowly making the move to make more a

bug#28847: Maybe a bug in "sort (GNU coreutils) 8.4" report

2017-10-16 Thread Eric Blake
I am not sure if it is a bug in "sort" command in Linux Shell or maybe >it's only my problems in using it. I think I've demonstrated where the problem was, so I'm closing this as not a bug. Feel free to reply with further questions on the topic, though. -- Eric B

bug#28539: different outputs of sort

2017-09-21 Thread Eric Blake
ue as not a bug, but feel free to follow up with further information, including any evidence you might have that there is a real bug once locales have been accounted for. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3266 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org

bug#28316: tr -d

2017-09-01 Thread Eric Blake
ing removal, rather than individual character removal; sed and awk are such tools: $ echo uuid:8b8d5 | sed s/uuid:// 8b8d5 As such, I'm tagging this as not a bug; but feel free to reply with any further questions on the topic. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc.

bug#28224: Need to know technical support for GnuWin32: CoreUtils 5.3.0 versions

2017-08-30 Thread Eric Blake
ly asking the wrong list, when you've already been told it is the wrong list, and when you have already been pointed to the website of the downstream GnuWin32 distribution that you should be asking instead, is not winning you any friends. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc.

bug#28224: Need to know technical support for GnuWin32: CoreUtils 5.3.0 versions

2017-08-28 Thread Eric Blake
GnuWin32 folks, either from us at upstream (because we don't care about releases that old here, only the current latest release), or from the GnuWin32 folks (because they don't care enough about their product to keep it up to date). -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc.

bug#28224: Need to know technical support for GnuWin32: CoreUtils 5.3.0 versions

2017-08-24 Thread Eric Blake
longest Enterprise contracts you can purchase tend not to last that long. So if I had to guess, I'd state that GnuWin32 is unsupported. > > Kindly feel free & revert me ASAP. "revert me" doesn't make much sense; did you mean "reply to me"? -- Eric Blake, Principal

bug#28082: bash: /bin/rm: Argument list too long

2017-08-14 Thread Eric Blake
this is not a limitation imposed by rm. In fact, we have a FAQ about it: https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/faq/coreutils-faq.html#Argument-list-too-long -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3266 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org signature

bug#28079: find -type l -xtype and recursive symbolic links

2017-08-14 Thread Eric Blake
ase, since we can't address it here, but good luck, and feel free to followup here with a link to the bug id that you eventually create in case it helps someone else viewing the archives. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3266 Virtualization: qem

bug#27942: Bug regarding "touch" command

2017-08-04 Thread Eric Blake
the same (or newer than the point where NEWS documents that the change), then your vendor has applied a downstream patch, and you should ask your vendor to help you find their downstream patches and why they want the changed behavior from upstream. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red

bug#27824: sleep --help (German)

2017-07-25 Thread Eric Blake
ay already be fixed if you were to use something newer. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3266 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org signature.asc Description: OpenPGP digital signature

bug#27803: dd by default prints output to stderr instead of stdout

2017-07-24 Thread Eric Blake
wever, feel free to reply to this thread if you have further questions on the topic. -- Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3266 Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org signature.asc Description: OpenPGP digital signature

bug#27739: Link counter of ls stops working at 65'000 hard links

2017-07-17 Thread Eric Blake
ard links seems weird. Not the first time the kernel has done something weird. > > I tested this on a 64 bit system running Linux 4.4.0-83 and on a 32 bit system > running Linux 4.1.18 with the exact same result. Your filesystem may also matter (not all filesystems are created equal). --

bug#26971: mv -v output ordering looks impossible

2017-05-18 Thread Eric Blake
st' at least when the destination directory being moved into starts with - rather than './'. You also have to be sure that the quoting style is shell-appropriate (is that always the case currently, or can environment preferences for quoting cause something that is not shell-valid?). -- Eric Blake, Principal

bug#26741: Numeric sort in ls

2017-05-01 Thread Eric Blake
ou should feel free to continue the conversation if you have more to add. > Here is my version: > $ ls --version > ls (GNU coreutils) 8.26 > Packaged by Cygwin (8.26-2) [hmm - a good reminder that my TODO list includes packaging an updated coreutils for cygwin...] -- Eric Blake, Principal

bug#26101: Counterproductive calculation order in date

2017-03-15 Thread Eric Blake
On 03/15/2017 08:43 AM, Ulf Zibis wrote: > > Am 15.03.2017 um 13:44 schrieb Eric Blake: >> Maybe you are confused on how date implements "subtract a month". It >> does NOT do "subtract 28, 29, 30, or 31 days as appropriate", but rather >> does "su

bug#26101: Counterproductive calculation order in date

2017-03-15 Thread Eric Blake
commutative) - so apparently what you are REALLY asking for is a smarter "-1 month" that subtracts a variable number of days (28-31) rather than a fixed number of days (30). -- Eric Blake eblake redhat com+1-919-301-3266 Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org signature.asc Description: OpenPGP digital signature

bug#26101: Counterproductive calculation order in date

2017-03-14 Thread Eric Blake
k your initial use case is already feasible without any changes to the current version of date and touch that you are using. -- Eric Blake eblake redhat com+1-919-301-3266 Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org signature.asc Description: OpenPGP digital signature

bug#26081: --date=STRING error that started midnight 3/12

2017-03-13 Thread Eric Blake
ions of coreutils come with a 'date --debug' option that give you even more insight into failures, including your use case of specifying a time that does not exist in your time zone. I'm closing this as not a bug, but feel free to add further comments to the thread. -- Eric Blake eblake redhat co

bug#25817: Why were Gnu coding standards violated in favor of posix for 'rm -fr .'?: request for reversion of behavior

2017-02-21 Thread Eric Blake
still maintain that a patch that adds a new option to avoid the early exit on '.' may be acceptable, but that it would have to be a new option and not the default behavior. But I'm not bothered enough by the current situation to be the one to write such a patch. -- Eric Blake eblake redhat co

bug#25560: Alphabetic Character Following date -d

2017-01-28 Thread Eric Blake
The new 'date --debug' option in coreutils 8.26 is amazing; it explains all of these questions you have. > Is the date command behaving as it should for all these examples? Yes. -- Eric Blake eblake redhat com+1-919-301-3266 Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org signature.asc Description: OpenPGP digital signature

bug#25536: problem in adding a prog to make in coreutils -- spread to multiple files

2017-01-25 Thread Eric Blake
On 01/25/2017 05:24 PM, L A Walsh wrote: > > > Eric Blake wrote: >> But it >> sounds like since you bypassed a step and messed up your tree, it may be >> easiest to just rerun ./bootstrap to fix the incomplete job (bootstrap >> runs automake under the

bug#25536: problem in adding a prog to make in coreutils -- spread to multiple files

2017-01-25 Thread Eric Blake
ons directly to the coreut...@gnu.org list (rather than bug-coreutils) so that we don't have to close out a corresponding bug from the tracker. -- Eric Blake eblake redhat com+1-919-301-3266 Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org signature.asc Description: OpenPGP digital signature

bug#25495: WTF? Chmod (and presumably other coreutils) corrupt their own error messages with "smart" quotes...

2017-01-20 Thread Eric Blake
ocessing the data in another locale/encoding), where the garbling is a result of your mismatched locales? > > Who came up with this? :-) Coreutils has been doing this for years. > > Thanks for fixing this, It's not obvious what needs to be fixed, without more details from your end.

bug#25407: ls documentation should reflect file system atime setting

2017-01-10 Thread Eric Blake
On 01/10/2017 02:02 PM, Eric Blake wrote: > On 01/10/2017 01:54 PM, Eric Blake wrote: > >> But I haven't pushed it, since I'm still getting other unrelated >> syntax-check failures: >> >> $ make syntax-check >> ... >> gitignore_missing >> /lib/Makef

bug#25407: ls documentation should reflect file system atime setting

2017-01-10 Thread Eric Blake
the last change > +to the the file's meta-information. Some file systems support a Please fix the double 'the the' while moving, if I don't beat you to it on my end, since syntax-check also flags that. -- Eric Blake eblake redhat com+1-919-301-3266 Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org signature.asc Description: OpenPGP digital signature

bug#25407: ls documentation should reflect file system atime setting

2017-01-10 Thread Eric Blake
On 01/10/2017 01:54 PM, Eric Blake wrote: > But I haven't pushed it, since I'm still getting other unrelated > syntax-check failures: > > $ make syntax-check > ... > gitignore_missing > /lib/Makefile > maint.mk: Add above entries to .gitignore > cf

bug#25407: ls documentation should reflect file system atime setting

2017-01-10 Thread Eric Blake
On 01/10/2017 01:29 PM, Eric Blake wrote: > On 01/10/2017 01:21 PM, Bernhard Voelker wrote: >> On 01/10/2017 12:18 AM, Paul Eggert wrote: >>> The first patch is a minor cleanup [...] >> >> ... which makes the syntax-check fail: >> >> maint.mk: you have

bug#25407: ls documentation should reflect file system atime setting

2017-01-10 Thread Eric Blake
able_NEWS' failed > make: *** [sc_immutable_NEWS] Error 1 Fixed by running 'make update-NEWS-hash' -- Eric Blake eblake redhat com+1-919-301-3266 Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org signature.asc Description: OpenPGP digital signature

bug#25388: Bug in ls, kills existing scripts reading "ls" -1 as input

2017-01-09 Thread Eric Blake
On 01/09/2017 03:22 PM, L A Walsh wrote: > > > Eric Blake wrote: >> On 01/09/2017 02:35 PM, L A Walsh wrote: >>> I also stand for it being strongly against GNU >>> standards to add more such behaviors. >> >> 'ls' did not recently add any more c

bug#25388: Bug in ls, kills existing scripts reading "ls" -1 as input

2017-01-09 Thread Eric Blake
On 01/09/2017 03:23 PM, L A Walsh wrote: > > > Eric Blake wrote: >> On 01/09/2017 01:53 PM, L A Walsh wrote: >>>> And POSIX merely codified existing practice (this is nothing new - it >>>> has been this way since the 70's) >>> --- >>>

bug#25388: Bug in ls, kills existing scripts reading "ls" -1 as input

2017-01-09 Thread Eric Blake
in 'rm' behavior to every single bug report. Whether or not 'rm' behavior changes have occurred over time, and whether such changes were codified by POSIX as existing practice, are not relevant to the current topic of 'ls' changing behavior. -- Eric Blake eblake redhat com+1-919-301-3266 Libvi

bug#25388: Bug in ls, kills existing scripts reading "ls" -1 as input

2017-01-09 Thread Eric Blake
that try to parse 'ls' output are generally already broken; there are much better tools for handling directory contents than trying to parse 'ls' output). -- Eric Blake eblake redhat com+1-919-301-3266 Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org signature.asc Description: OpenPGP digital signature

bug#25388: Bug in ls, kills existing scripts reading "ls" -1 as input

2017-01-09 Thread Eric Blake
nt than output to a file or pipeline. -- Eric Blake eblake redhat com+1-919-301-3266 Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org signature.asc Description: OpenPGP digital signature

bug#25388: Bug in ls, kills existing scripts reading "ls" -1 as input

2017-01-09 Thread Eric Blake
ipeline, and therefore changes default output of at least 'ls', and such change in behavior is POSIX-compliant. -- Eric Blake eblake redhat com+1-919-301-3266 Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org signature.asc Description: OpenPGP digital signature

bug#25261: ls -L: also allow seeing intermediate links

2016-12-27 Thread Eric Blake
dlink, I'm closing this as not a bug. But feel free to add further arguments, or propose a patch rather than just idle musings if you think there is more that we're overlooking. -- Eric Blake eblake redhat com+1-919-301-3266 Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org signat

bug#25185: translation bug in id

2016-12-12 Thread Eric Blake
id --version id (GNU coreutils) 8.25 Copyright (C) 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. Wr

bug#25029: shuf generates “Bad file descriptor” error on nfs but only when run as a background process

2016-11-28 Thread Eric Blake
an explicit stdin in the first place. But I agree that it is a nice quality-of-implementation thing for coreutils to have reasonably-sane behavior in the fact of closed fds, even if POSIX does not require us to. -- Eric Blake eblake redhat com+1-919-301-3266 Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org signature.asc Description: OpenPGP digital signature

bug#25009: ls -b fails to escape '-' c-style (ls (GNU coreutils) 8.21)

2016-11-23 Thread Eric Blake
haracters but - looks like a graphical character to me, so it doesn't need an escape. I don't see a problem here, so I'm marking this as not a bug; however, feel free to followup with more details, such as better justification for why - should be treated as a nongraphic character. -- Eric Blake

bug#24926: ls output has been made ugly

2016-11-11 Thread Eric Blake
On 11/11/2016 03:25 PM, L. A. Walsh wrote: > Eric Blake wrote: >> >> If the idea is that the quoting is there to make copy-and-pasting into a >> shell command line easier, then there is nothing we can do that is less >> aggressive, since failing to quote spaces change

bug#24926: ls output has been made ugly

2016-11-11 Thread Eric Blake
On 11/11/2016 03:08 PM, L. A. Walsh wrote: > > > Eric Blake wrote: >>>> touch 'a b' c >> >> That's your problem. Paul did: >> >> $ touch 'a b' c > > He didn't list his creation command. How > would you know? Becau

bug#24926: ls output has been made ugly

2016-11-11 Thread Eric Blake
, may be the way to go - but then you STILL have the problem of what to pick as the default of those two modes when neither one was explicitly requested. -- Eric Blake eblake redhat com+1-919-301-3266 Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org signature.asc Description: OpenPGP digital signature

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